A 33-Year-Old Mvurwi man cheated death in the wee hours of yesterday after instant justice had been allegedly meted on him following a minor who screamed for help as he allegedly tried to break into a room she was sleeping in.
Sources who spoke to Bulwayo24.com allege Edson Magudura tried to knock down a bedroom-hut door where a minor was sleeping.
"The suspect was caught yesterday night after he tried to knock down a girl's bedroom door.
"The girl screamed for help there by working up everyone, Magudura tried to flee but he was caught after few meters," said the source.
Magudura was thoroughly beaten by the mob; he sustained a swollen mouth, head and legs before being driven to the Mvurwi police station.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Bulawayo24.com the accused denied the allegations saying he was coming from church and he was mistakenly bashed for a crime he did not commit.
"I was coming from church when I passed in that yard, surprisingly I heard a girl screaming and people coming out - I tried to runaway but I stopped because I was innocent.
"The mob attacked me only to leave me when I was gasping, I am not an alcoholic hence I would not do such a thing," sobbed Magudura in pain.