Musakwa in court over death threats

HARARE - Gospel musician, Elias Musakwa, has been dragged to court for allegedly threatening to shoot dead his neighbour after he had reported him to police for making noise during functions hosted at his house.

Musakwa, of Ruwa, appeared before Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti on Friday facing contravention of Section 186 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act on charges of threats of future violence.

He was released on $100 bail and ordered to continue residing at the given address and not interfere with the witness, as part of conditions.

Musakwa, 48, was remanded to November 8 pending finalisation of the case.

The complainant is Kennedy Mudukuti, 28, also of Ruwa.

Prosecutor, Nancy Chandakaona, alleged that sometime in September this year, Mudukuti filed a complaint against Musakwa at Ruwa Police Station.

He alleged that Musakwa was causing noise pollution in the neighbourhood, as he played music loudly at his house during functions.

The court heard that police officers from Ruwa proceeded to Musakwa’s residence and cautioned him of criminal nuisance.

This did not go down well with Musakwa who allegedly planned to confront the complainant later about the issue.

It was alleged that on October 19 this year, the Wanga Murena hit-maker saw Mudukuti by his gate and confronted him.

The court heard that he threatened to shoot him dead, if he continued to take their matters to the police.

Musakwa reportedly warned Mudukuti that he and his family would be in “serious trouble” if they interfered with functions that he frequently held at his residence.

The threats made Mudukuti uncomfortable, compelling him to notify the police.

Musakwa was subsequently arrested.

Comments (5)

This Elias Musakwa gyuy is just an idiot,he makes a lot of noise in the area and we don't want his shit music,Mudukuti you are a star young man Elias Musakwa aitokutyisidzira achida kushandisa Zanu Pf muudze kuti manje tomumamisa muRuwa imomo duzvi rake Musakwa.We need peace loving vanoremekedza vamwe panharaunda kwete umbimbindoga nekachechi kako..

Chopu Chopu - 26 October 2016

Musakwa is such an arrogant fella.I remember at one time her went to Mabvuku to his fathers house which was being rented by a certai gentleman.He just got into the yard and started taking down all the avocado peers without even the courtesy of introducing himself let alone greet the tenants.When the tried to enquire what the hell was up with him,he started shouting at them telling them that its my fathers house i can do whatever i want.Kuda chi CIO chinomupa manyemwe emhuru.What he sings and what he does are from two different worlds.

Janana wa Bikaz - 26 October 2016

Typical of Zanu PF people, they think they are above the law.

Yeoman Thomas - 27 October 2016

What do you expect from these ZANU PF LAWLESS people. what they knows best is violence, corruption, stealing and above all killing innocent people these MURDERERS

toytomato - 27 October 2016

anofungakuti hatisi kuona zvaarikuita.remmember munhu wese anoda kushamisira anevanhu vakatumwa kumuwongorora .inonzi zanu pf.

mashasha - 27 October 2016

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