Machete-Wielding gangs infamously known as Mashurugwi reportedly killed Harare popular bouncer Donaldson ‘Kedha’ Chatikwita in Mt Darwin, ZimMorning Post reports.
Kedha reportedly died in a physical war that erupted after a long-standing mining dispute over Mashona Queen Mine between Zanu PF Bindura South legislator Remigious Matangira and alleged notorious gold dealer Lucky Jonga.
Matangira reportedly hired Harare bouncers including Kedha when the dispute intensified. A source privy to the events that occurred on the fateful day Kedha died said:
There was a wrangle over this mine between Matangira and Jonga. Jonga allowed Mashurugwi to mine there on condition that they send the ore to his gold mill where he would benefit from sharing the gold on agreed terms
Matangira’s mill lost out and he also claimed that the mine was rightfully his alleging that Kasukuwere elbowed him out and is using Jonga as a proxy. That is when the war started.
Matangira engaged his security guys from the provincial youth wing and ordered them to seek services of Harare based bouncers. The entourage came and briefly settled at the mine triggering a clash with Jonga sponsored machete wielding gang.
There was a massive physical war which led to the death of one of the bouncers (Kedha). Police was called in but there could not do much since the battle was too wild as if these people were possessed
Kedha was buried in Harare a day before yesterday (Thursday) when Matangira was contacted for comment said those responsible for the murder were going to pay:
Firstly, I would say I regret the incident and loss of life. Let me make it clear that Zimbabwe is a peace loving nation and we do not condone violence.
These people have been trying to fight me off the mine since 2004. They have been instigating all forms of violence including this latest unfortunate incident.
We will make sure that perpetrators rot in jail.The licences for the two blocks in question were cancelled by Mines Ministry during Honourable (Obert) Mpofu’s tenure around 2004 although Kasukuwere tried to reverse it in vain.