By Our Reporter
An angry mob has assaulted to death 33 year-old Richard Zulu from Mandawala Village in the area of Traditional Authority Zulu in Mchinji for allegedly stealing fresh beans.
It is reported that Zulu was on Friday morning caught with fresh beans in a sack that some villagers suspected to have been stolen from another man’s garden in the village.
Mchinji Police spokesperson, Limbani Mpinganjira says the suspect admitted to have stolen the beans, prompting the angry villagers to descend on him.
He says the matter was reported to Guillemé Police Unit whose officers visited the scene with a medical practitioner from Kochilira Health Centre.
Postmortem results revealed the man had died due to head injury and internal bleeding secondary to assault.
Meanwhile, police have since launched a manhunt for those suspected to be behind the mob justice to answers murder charges.