Mutare trio denied bail

MUTARE - Two brothers and their friend have been arraigned before the Mutare Magistrates’ Court for beating Samuel Ariferi Mandipa to death on Christmas Eve.

Magistrate Sekai Chiundura remanded in custody the trio of Evans Mukurechaza, 24, Lameck Mubayi, 31 and Kenny Mukurechaza, 36, to January 13.

They were advised to make their bail application at the High Court.

It is the State’s case that the trio was responsible for the death of Mandipa. The court heard the three fought with Mandipa on December 24.

It is alleged that the misunderstanding, which degenerated into a fist fight started at Mbetsa Bottle Store.

The court heard, Netsai Mavhiza, Claudius Saungweme and Alfred Maziti tried in vain to stop the fight.

The trio only fled from the scene after Mandipa had collapsed.

Mandipa later gained consciousness and went home. He died on Christmas day after being taken to Mutare Provincial Hospital.

A post mortem revealed that he died as a result of a ruptured stomach due to assault.

The three, according to State papers, fled from their Chikanga homes to stay in Sakubva where they were eventually arrested.

    Comments (1)

    Its high time as a nation we address collectively issues of good morals,civic education so that our country does not degenerate into a carcass community.Why public violence,why rape and why indecent assault these are among common ills that have consistently and persistently maimed the image of our community.Charity begins at home so as we as parents back home we ought to assume our pivotal role in educating our children and not act as lame-duck parents or gurdians and leave the rest to the teachers and religious ministers like we can see today.We need to join our hands to correct,foster growth for a better Zimbabwe in all respects

    carson Macate - 3 January 2015

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