Mur­der-ac­cused chal­lenges place­ment on re­mand

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Harare Metropolitan News - Noku­tenda Chiyangwa Her­ald Reporter

A 34-year-old woman who al­legedly killed her hus­band in cold blood is chal­leng­ing her place­ment on re­mand ar­gu­ing that there is ev­i­dence that she did not com­mit the crime.

Brid­get Makaza al­legedly shot her hus­band with a re­volver fol­low­ing a long-stand­ing mar­i­tal dis­pute over the hus­band’s de­ci­sion to marry an­other woman.

Makaza ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trate Ms Vic­to­ria Mashamba charged with mur­der.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Ms Linda Gadzikwa al­leged that on May 14 at about 3am, the de­ceased and Makaza were asleep in their house.

Makaza al­legedly took a re­volver from the head­board drawer and shot her hus­band three times on the neck and shoul­der area.

It is the state’s case that af­ter Makaza com­mit­ted the crime, she al­legedly screamed and feigned an armed robbery to cover up her act.

As peo­ple were re­spond­ing to the false alarm, Makaza al­legedly fled the scene and drove away be­fore dis­pos­ing of the gun she had used in reeds along Muku­visi River.

Makaza then pro­ceeded to Ma­bel­reign Po­lice Sta­tion where she filed a false re­port that her hus­band had been shot by armed robbers.

The gun she al­legedly used was re­trieved by the po­lice and was be­ing used as ev­i­dence in the case.

There are also al­leged wit­nesses who can tes­tify that Makaza was the one who shot her hus­band.

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