In an incident that has left Shurugwi residents shell-shocked, an artisanal miner recently killed a commercial sex worker after striking her with a machete for refusing to offer him short-time sex on credit.

Benjamini Chipapata (26)  killed Judith Ruzive (40), a commercial sex worker, he then moved to attack another man who tried to intervene after witnessing him striking the sex worker.

A source from Mzansi Nightclub  where the incident occurred told Bmetro that:

They (with the alleged prostitute) headed behind the night club where things did not go according to plan because Chipapata didn’t have enough on him, as a result, he promised to pay the following day. His request was turned down. He ran out and returned wielding a machete. He struck her once on the shoulder and twice on the legs. She collapsed and bled profusely.

Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the incident:

I can confirm that we are investigating a murder case where Benjamini Chipapata (26) who is believed to be an illegal gold miner popularly known as makorokoza attacked Judith Ruzive (40) with a machete and she died while she was being ferried to Shurugwi Hospital. Another person who was also involved in the fight was rushed to the same hospital,