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90 year old White farmer crushed to death with a ROCK



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A 90-year-old white farmer has been killed in Zimbabwe by two men who crushed his head with a rock.

The farmer had given the men a lift. They dumped his body in a bushy area along the Chinhoyi-Baguta Road. The assailants made off with Mr Gardner Bertram’s Ford Ranger truck, a wallet with $200 and clothes.

One of the assailants has since been arrested after detectives from Chinhoyi CID found a man he intended to sell the vehicle to at Chinhoyi Bus Terminus. The prospective buyer was parked in front of a bottle store and indicated to the police that he wanted to buy the vehicle and was test driving it. Upon questioning, he led police to Kudakwashe Nduma (22), who was at his girlfriend’s place in Cold Stream suburb.

Nduma, who was found wearing Bertram’s khaki shorts with his wallet inside, then led the police to the scene where he and his accomplice crushed his head with a boulder.

Investigations so far show that Bertram left for his East Range Farm outside Chinhoyi town on Monday last week at around 7am. He reportedly left the farm at around 10am and Nduma, who was accompanied by a man only known only as Nhema, asked him for a lift.

They drove towards Chinhoyi and a few kilometres before town, one of the assailants, who was occupying the front seat, indicated to Bertram that the vehicle was making strange noises associated with a mechanical fault.

Bertram stopped the vehicle and they pretended to look underneath before they dragged him out of the driver’s seat. They force-marched him into a bushy area about 30 metres from the road, where they picked up a boulder which they used to crash his head. After leaving, Nduma and his accomplice searched him and took his wallet and clothes before driving off.

Source: HERALD

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