Man kills in self de­fence

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Sukul­wenkosi Dube-Matutu

A MAN from Gokwe allegedly fa­tally as­saulted a 25-year-old Mangwe man while de­fend­ing him­self af­ter the de­ceased and three other peo­ple at­tacked him for vis­it­ing their home area.

Pros­per Gumbo (32) allegedly at­tacked Mr Nlisi Moyo us­ing an iron rod and he died on the spot.

This was af­ter Mr Moyo and his col­leagues had con­fronted Gumbo on why he had vis­ited their home area be­fore or­der­ing him to leave, re­sult­ing in the al­ter­ca­tion.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at Nope Cock­tail Bar in Mad­abe area on Sun­day night. Gumbo yes­ter­day ap­peared be­fore Plumtree mag­is­trate Mr Li­vard Phile­mon fac­ing mur­der charges.

He was re­manded in cus­tody to Au­gust 15.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mrs Rose Sibanda said af­ter com­mit­ting the of­fence, Gumbo pro­ceeded to Mad­abe Po­lice Sta­tion and handed him­self over to the po­lice.

“Mr Moyo and his friends were drink­ing beer at Nope Cock­tail Bar in Mad­abe area around 1AM when they con­fronted Gumbo who was in the area to visit a rel­a­tive. They de­manded to know what he was do­ing in their home area and they or­dered him to leave.

“Gumbo ig­nored them but they per­sisted which re­sulted in a fight. The men teamed up against Gumbo and started as­sault­ing him and in re­sponse he armed him­self with an iron bar and started fight­ing back,” she said.

Mrs Sibanda said Gumbo struck Mr Moyo with the iron bar on his head and con­tin­ued beat­ing him with the weapon un­til he lost con­scious­ness.

She said Mr Moyo died on the spot af­ter sus­tain­ing se­vere head in­juries as a re­sult of the at­tack.

Gumbo fled from the scene af­ter Mr Moyo’s com­pan­ions tried to as­sault him fur­ther.

“Gumbo later pro­ceeded to Mad­abe Po­lice Base where he re­ported what had tran­spired and handed him­self over to the po­lice re­sult­ing in his ar­rest,” said the pros­e­cu­tor. — @DubeMatutu.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.