Gokwe Teen Killed In Bush Kickboxing

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Lloyd Ndemo

A 15-year-old boy from Gokwe, a farming town in Zimbabwe’s Midlands province died after being kicked on his privates during a fight. Tinashe Shumba was herding cattle with other boys on Monday when they decided to engage in a fight.

During the fight, Tinashe was kicked in his privates by 14-year-old Austin Simarungu.

Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident to ZTN.

“We are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a 15 year old boy who is said to have died after having been kicked by a colleague while playing what they termed kickboxing,” he said.

Police said Tinashe went home struggling to walk and received first aid from his aunt, Ethel Shumba. Tinashe’s condition however deteriorated during the night and he died.

Inspector Mahoko encouraged members of the public to always monitor their children wherever they are.

“We are appealing to members of the public to always supervise their children when they play.”