A man from Fort Rixon, Matabeleland South, was fatally assaulted by two gold panners after he had given them a torn two-dollar bond note.
A court heard the panners allegedly teamed up and assaulted Qhubekani Moyo whose age was not disclosed in court, with switches, bricks and a big stone all over the body before they fled, leaving him for dead.
Nyasha Muzungu (26) and Thokozani Nkomo (20) were not asked to plead to a murder charge.
Bulawayo magistrate Ulekile Mlea-Ndlovu remanded the pair in custody to October 25.
State representative, Mufaro Mageza told the court that the two were apprehended by villagers who had been informed that they had severely assaulted Moyo and left him unconscious.
Mageza said an altercation ensued between the trio on October 9 at around 4.30AM after Moyo had given Muzungu a torn two-dollar bond note.
He said Nkomo joined in the quarrel and teamed up with Muzungu to assault Moyo.
“Villagers neighbouring plot 29 Altyre, Fort Rixon were alerted that the two accused persons had assaulted Moyo and left him unconscious. They pursued the two and apprehended them. They took them to Fort Rixon police station where a report of attempted murder was filed. When police officers went to the scene, they found Moyo’s body lifelessly lying, with blood spilled all over the place,” said Mageza.