Thousands of dollars worth of property was destroyed after machete gangs clashed at Etna Mine in Kadoma on Friday, last week.

A number of cars, wooden cabins and huts were torched while many people were left nursing serious machete wounds.

Tuckshops were also looted as the rival gangs turned the place into a war zone.

The fight started on Friday after a disputed snooker match.

The disagreement degenerated into a fight in which one of the gang leaders only identified as Munashe was assaulted.

He later came with his gang, this time wielding machetes and other traditional weapons.

After assaulting many people leaving some of them with gaping wounds the fight seemed to be over only to resurface on Saturday and then Sunday morning were the burning of property was escalated. 

There were also reports of gunshots. Police intervention seems to have failed to yield results and the residents are living in fear.

So deep is the fear that even those who lost property are afraid of mentioning the names of the perpetrators to anyone including the police.