Violence erupts in Nyau dancing community: Chigure bashed to death in regalia dispute


In a tragic incident in Bindura, a Nyau dancer was allegedly beaten to death by his fellow performers following a dispute.

The distressing details emerged during the proceedings at Bindura Magistrates Court, where Enwell Kandere (22) and Edmore Kafuridza (31) faced charges of murder.

The court ordered the duo to be remanded in custody, advising them to apply for bail at the High Court. According to Prosecutor Sheilla Kudzai Maribha, on September 17 at Pasango Farm in Bindura, Kandere and Kafuridza accused the now deceased, Douglas Tomu, of wearing their traditional regalia without their consent.

Allegedly, in response to this perceived transgression, the two individuals subjected Tomu to a brutal assault using wooden logs and their bare hands.

As a result of the severe beating, Tomu’s health rapidly deteriorated, tragically leading to his untimely death. Prior to passing away, Tomu had implicated Kandere and Kafuridza, ultimately leading to their subsequent arrest.

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