Isunga CCM branch secretary in Bitongulwa ward, Kwimba district, Marco Manyiluzu (47) has died after he was allegedly hit with a club by his neighbour, Marco Gervas (31), in connection with jealousy.
Acting Mwanza Regional Police Commander Deusdedit Nsimeki told reporters here on Saturday that the incident occurred last Wednesday evening in the village.
Nsimeki said that Manyiluzu was going around the village collecting money which was supposed to be used for the CCM branch leaders' election in the company of the suspect's wife, and on his way back he met with Gervas, who hit him on the head with a club, killing him in the spot.
“On his way back from collecting money from the villagers he was accompanied by Ester Elias (42), Gervas's wife who is also the branch's economic affairs committee secretary.
Apparently Gervas thought that the CCM leader was having an affair with his and therefore attacked him," the police chief said.
Nsimeki said the suspect was arrested by the villagers but managed to escape while on the way to Sumve Police, adding that the police were now looking for him.