A gold panner from Zvishavane, who was on the police wanted list for allegedly murdering another panner in Shurugwi has been arrested and appeared before a Shurugwi magistrate facing murder charges.
Prosper Zindiro appeared before magistrate Sithabile Zungula after he allegedly killed Terrence Mhere and went on the run.
He was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody.
According to the state papers sometime in January this year, Zindiro and his three accomplices, Breadwinner Mudzingwa, Lloyd Jinja and Darlington Mangoma, who are all still at large, went to Chimona Mine in Shurugwi armed with machetes, okapi knives and a whip made of barbed wire.
The four met Mhere and demanded gold from him and when deceased told them he did not have the mineral, a misunderstanding arose.
The gang, allegedly assaulted Mhere with machetes before stabbing him several times all over the body and left him lying lifeless and he later died from his wounds.