Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Youth Killed Over Roast Pork Debt

Sumbawanga — WHEN young Charles Abel (20), strolled to a roast pork dealer in Kazila village in Sumbawanga District he did not know about the catastrophe that would soon befall him.

He placed an order for a chunk of roast pork worth 500/- on credit. He promised to pay for the meat in a week's time which was granted as the dealer was his friend.

However, according to the Rukwa Regional Police Commander, Mr Jacob Mwaruanda, when the deceased met the "kitimoto" dealer, Gosbert Ferdinand (19), a week later, he refused to pay.

It was at this juncture when the two young men started trading insults, which degenerated into a physical fight.

Gosbert allegedly picked up a club and severely hit Charles on the stomach several times until he fainted while bleeding profusely.

Passers-by who witnessed the fighting got hold of Gosbert and rushed the badly injured Charles to hospital for treatment.

Charles died later while undergoing treatment at the Rukwa Regional Hospital.

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