Condemned murderer faces further charge

HARARE - A man, who was condemned to death by hanging after being convicted for murder, is back in court facing a fresh murder charge.

Vusumuzi Moyo yesterday appeared before High Court Judge Esther Muremba accused of strangling Dumisani Sithole.

Prosecutor Austin Muzivi yesterday presented a further murder charge allegedly committed in August 2009.

Muzivi claims Moyo and his accomplices murdered Sithole after he offered them transport.

Moyo denied the allegations, claiming he had no knowledge of Sithole.

“The accused denies committing the act as charged or as outlined by the State and puts the State to the strictest proof thereof,” he said.

Muzivi told the court that Moyo tied Sithole’s neck with a string and strangled him to death, before robbing him of his car and other belongings.

The court heard that after murdering Sithole, Moyo and his accomplices took control of the car, which they later dumped in Pumula in Bulawayo.

Sithole’s body was later discovered at the back seat of the car by police who were on patrol.

On the first murder charge he was convicted of, Moyo was said to have murdered the deceased using a nylon cord, which he used to strangle him.

He was jointly-charged with Khulekani Nkomo.

The court ruled that there were no extenuating circumstances warranting the two to escape death by hanging.

It said the two had murdered with actual intent to kill.

Moyo was arrested after he used a stolen mobile phone to call a “prophet” seeking spiritual assistance.

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