Man killed in bar brawl

HARARE - An outing at a bar turned fatal after a Crowhill farm employee struck a man with a brick on the forehead for speaking in Ndebele.

Sydney Phiri, 36, who is being charged with allegedly murdering Takawira Nehumba at the farm’s bar, was yesterday remanded in custody to September 16.

Magistrate Anita Tshuma advised Phiri to apply for bail at the High Court.

The court heard on August 30, Phiri was drinking beer at Crowhill bar, when he allegedly approached Nehumba.

The now deceased Nehumba was with his younger brother when Phiri was piqued with him speaking in Ndebele. A misunderstanding arose between the two men.

Phiri allegedly began to push and shove the now deceased and he suddenly picked a half brick that had a protruding nail.

It is the state’s case that Phiri threw the brick at Nehumba’s forehead and the now deceased sustained a serious gush.

Nehumba was later rushed to Parirenyatwa hospital where he died.

Comments (7)

how can an alien be so tribalistic?

talawunda - 3 September 2013

@talawunda. He's not the only one. regrettably we have one in very high office!

Semhalo - 3 September 2013

Do we need such charactrs in our peace loving society. Those who are violent in our midst are regretably leaving in the past.

mambo - 3 September 2013

This is the legacy the 90 year old Gukurahundi Mugabe will be leaving behind in Zimbabwe, a tribally, racially and regionally divided and polarised nation with no sense of pride or unity of purpose. Even his own Gukurahundi party is divided along similar lines, hence he claims he cant step aside for someone else to take over for the same reasons. And yet we have people who claim Mugabe is a visionary leader with excellent leadership qualities. What leadership qualities when he is divisive? Dividing people along these lines could have helped him survive this long, but in the long run it will leave a country torn apart

Gukurahundi upbringing - 3 September 2013

He should rout in jail and then send packing back to Malawi. We dont want thugs here

mafikizolo - 4 September 2013

haasi mu alien ndewe Chipangano.Zimuroyi.

bro beyond - 4 September 2013

The irony of it all...Phiri was emboldened by the actions of his uncle the chief at Shake Shake building.

Manje So - 4 September 2013

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