A man accused of killing another man after accusing his wife of bumping into a car in a night club car park in Belgravia, Harare, has appeared in court.
The suspect, Calisto Maravo (44), was not asked to plead to murder charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Yeukai Dzuda.
Maravo was remanded in custody to July 12 and advised to apply for bail at the High Court. The incident allegedly occurred on June 24 at Afro 161 Restaurant and Night Club in Belgravia, Harare.
According to the allegations, Maravo approached the now-deceased and his wife, Zinzi Musonza, in the car park and accused Musonza of bumping into another parked car. The deceased got out of his car to check for damage, and while he was inspecting it, Maravo punched him in the mouth with a knuckle dust-covered hand.
The court heard that Maravo then proceeded to kick the deceased on the head and neck before stamping on his neck. Although Maravo briefly stopped assaulting the victim and walked away, he returned and kicked the deceased on the head once more. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident has sh0cked the community, and many are calling for justice for the victim’s family. The case highlights the need for people to resolve disputes peacefully and avoid resorting to violence. The authorities have been urged to take strict action against perpetrators of such violent crimes to send a message that such behaviour will not be tolerated in society.