Mbeya Regional Police Commander, Ulrich Matei said the incident occurred over the weekend at Mwasanga ward. He said the suspect is allegedly to have attacked his younger brother with a sharp object.
Msafiri died when he was being rushed to the hospital for treatmen. The RPC said the suspect disappeared to an unknown destination.
He said the force is collaborating with other security organs to ensure the suspect is arrested and arraigned in accordance with the country laws. He called upon Mbeya residents and Tanzanians to collaborate with the police by informing them of his whereabouts.
Matei cautioned the residents to avoid taking the law into their own hands because it is a criminal offence. He urged them to build a culture of reporting all the matters to relevant authorities including the police.
The RPC appealed to religious leaders to continue educating the public on the importance of protecting the prevailing peace as well as finding better ways of solving conflicts at family level.
He said the force is determined to control all the crimes, noting police officers have been conducting routine patrols to ensure the safety of people and their properties.
RPC Matei warned small scale miners working at different mining sites across the region to adhere to safety measures especially during this rain season.