Murder suspect denied bail
30 May 2018
A murder suspect and wife to the late Harare transport operator has been further remanded in custody to June 12 pending investigations.
Bridget Makaza’s bail has also been reserved by the High Court.
She appeared before magistrate Edwin Marecha.
Allegations are that the late MacCloud Mapanga and his wife had a long standing argument in their marriage as the businessman had married another wife.
The State, led by Sebastian Mutizirwa, alleges that on May 14, Bridget allegedly got up when Mapanga was asleep, took a gun before shooting him thrice on the neck as well as the shoulder.
In an attempt to cover up her offence, Bridget allegedly screamed, raising alarm and feigning an armed robbery.
She alleged that that her husband had been shot by armed robbers.
It is the State’s case that as people were responding to the false alarm, Bridget drove off from the scene and threw the fire arm that she had used in the reed along Mukuvisi River near the intersection of Bishop Gaul and Rekayi Tangwena roads.
After concealing the firearm she proceeded to ZRP Mabelreign to make a false report that her husband had been shot by armed robbers.