A 50-year-old Southern Water and Sewerage Company (SWASCO) water pump attendant has been killed while a security guard is fighting for his life in Monze District Hospital after unknown criminals attacked them around 02:00 hours.

This is according to a statement issued by Southern Province Police Commissioner Bonny Kapeso today.

“Criminals attacked the duo around 02:00 hours when they were on duty before going on rampage destroying doors leading to the manager’s office where they burgled the safe using sharp instruments and stole K12000. The deceased has been identified as Vincent Kamaya, while the security guard has been named as Obrian Miyoba, 25, both of Manungu compound in Monze,” Kapeso stated.

“The body of the deceased is currently laying in Monze District Hospital mortuary and the injured is admitted to Monze District Hospital nursing serious head injuries.”

He stated that the criminals used sharp instruments to attack the victims and break down doors.

“Police have opened a docket of murder and are appealing to members of the public to help them with necessary information that will lead to the apprehension of the suspects,” stated Kapeso.