Vendor kills man over $5

Danisa Masuku
A Bulawayo man was murdered last Tuesday for allegedly asking for loose money from a vendor. Sources claimed Nhlanhla Moyo breathed his last after he was allegedly struck with an iron bar on the forehead and head by Siqaliso Siwela, a vendor, for denying him change. The incident happened at the Lobengula Street vending area.

Narrating the ordeal to B-Metro a source who requested anonymity said on the fateful day Moyo asked for a change of $5 from Siwela. Siwela allegedly said he did not have it; thereafter, Moyo reportedly went on a tongue lashing.

a�?Moyo was swarmed by a lot of customers and in the process he asked for change from Siwela who in turn said he didna��t have it. I believe that didna��t no go down well with Moyo who then insulted him saying hamba ngemilomo ekwatukileyo(Go away with your cracked lips).a�?

a�?In a fit of rage all hell broke loose as Siwela picked up an iron bar and hit the now deceased on the forehead and head. Moyo fell down.

a�?After then he bled profusely. He became unconscious, some vendors tried in vain to pour water on him so as to resuscitate him but their efforts were in vain.a�?

It is reported a Good Samaritan took the unconscious Moyo to Mpilo Hospital where he was certified dead.

A murder case was opened at Mzilikazi Police Station, and the assailant was arrested.

Frantic efforts to a get a comment from Bulawayo police were fruitless.