SEVEN UP FOR MURDER
9 May 2018
Seven Glen Norah men have appeared in court accused of fatally assaulting a man over meat.
Tawanda Chivavaya, 32, Clive Dizamuhupe, 33, Fidelis Mutandwa, 33, Chandiona Nyakunhuwa, 32, Cloete Soko, 21, Enough Rusere, 32 and Adolf Nyamayedenga were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba charged with murder and were remanded in custody.
Magistrate Mashamba advised the seven accused people to apply for bail at the High Court.
The matter was remanded to May 22.
Allegations are that on May 4, the now deceased Israel Mashinge stole meat from Super Choice Supermarket in Glen Norah owned by Chivavaya.
The State led by Linda Gadzikwa alleges that, on the day in question, the deceased went to the butchery section and stole an undisclosed quantity of beef which he stashed in his pants.
It is the court’s case that the now deceased was apprehended by one of the accused people when he was about to leave without paying for the meat.
After conducting a search, the accused people discovered a portion of meat before taking the now deceased to one of the storerooms where they took turns to assault him.
Upon realising that the man was now unconscious, they put him in a white Toyota Hiace (registration number ADN6918) and dumped him along a dust road in Glen View 8 industrial site where he later died.
The following day, the now deceased’s body was discovered by a person who alerted the police.
Investigations, it is the State case, were conducted leading to the arrest of the seven accused people.
There are witnesses who saw the accused people taking turns to assault the now deceased and they are ready to testify.
The motor vehicle which was allegedly used was also recovered and it will be used as exhibit.