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Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 21, 1966 — Crown witnesses told the High Court, Bu­l­awayo, yes­ter­day that an African, with his hands hand­cuffed be­hind him, was as­saulted by two African con­sta­bles in the Kezi area in May this year. The two con­sta­bles, be­fore Mr Jus­tice HE Davis and two as­ses­sors are charged with the mur­der of Mr Sik­wakwa Dube who died af­ter an as­sault on May 15. They are Mazwipa, of Mam­bale po­lice post, and Ka­tize of Sun Yet Sen po­lice post. They have pleaded not guilty. Mr Simeon Si­mon, of Se­mukwe, said the con­sta­bles were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the theft of his bed.

They had taken him from his kraal at about 9am he said, and had as­saulted Mr Dube con­tin­u­ously un­til shortly be­fore he died at 4pm. Mr Si­mon said Mr Dube was as­saulted at his kraal, where af­ter the as­sault , he was asked to change his clothes. He said he col­lapsed and died as he was given wa­ter to drink. An­other wit­ness, Mr John Sibanda, said the two con­sta­bles se­verely as­saulted Mr Dube at his kraal.

Const Cae­sar, of Kezi, said Mr Dube was brought to Kezi un­der ar­rest by Mazwipa on May 14. Later that evening he had been as­saulted by Ka­tize. Con­sta­ble Cae­sar said Mr Dube ad­mit­ted he had stolen the bed. The hear­ing con­tin­ues to­day. Mr Jus­tice Davies is sit­ting with Mr C S Parker and F W Fowler. Advt J Giles ap­pears for the Crown, Adv F G Far­mar rep­re­sents Mazwipa and Ka­tize is rep­re­sented by Adv A R Gub­bay.

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