Runaway Torwood murder suspect who stabbed friend to death finally nabbed

By Eugen Gumede

A man who is suspected to have murdered a fellow imbiber at a drinking spot in Torwood recently has been apprehended by police The Midlands Observer reports.

The man Freddie Mpofu who is accused for killing Taurai Chokosi is currently in custody and assisting police with investigations.

Sources told this publication that Mpofu who had been at large after being suspected to have committed the heinous crime was apprehended in the late hours of Sunday at Nhakayedu opposite Sable turnoff 10 km.

While the Midlands Observer could not immidiately get a comment from Midlands Provincial Police Spokeperson Joel Goko as he said he was out of the province sources told this publication how Mpofu stabbed the now deceased with a broken beer bottle.

Mpofu it is believed stabbed the now deceased several times on the chest until he died before running away from the crime scene.

It is believed that the two had always been friends. 

“Taurai chikosi and Mpofu were friends of all time they however had a fierce altercation over an undisclosed issue. Resulting in a vicious fight between the two,” sources said.

On the fateful day it is said the two started to fight at a drinking beer spot in Torwood.

Their fight resultantly led to fighting amongst rival groups.

The two groups fought in the noon and Chikosi’s group retreated and went home.

It was at Chikosi’s return to the bar, after highlighting that Mpofu  was his friend and there was nothing he could do to him sources said.

Chikosi was then interrogated by Mpofu’s group.

After getting a chance to flee Chikosi escaped from the group before Mpofu started to give chase.

Thats when the two started to fight again resulting in Mpofu stabbing Chikosi with a broken beer bottle on the stomach and thw chest leading to his death.

Since then police had launched a manhunt for Mpofu until he was finally apprehended at Sables turn off Sunday.

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