University students accused of bouncer’s murder granted bail by High Court
In a recent development, the High Court has granted bail to three University of Zimbabwe students who are facing charges of murdering a bouncer after a dispute with a lady of the night.
Proud Tawananyasha Kaguda, Tinotenda Chivizhe, and Terrence Nyasha Mugocha appeared before Justice Lucie-Anne Mungwari, who set their bail at US$200 each. The accused were represented by Mr Moffat Makuvatsine during the court proceedings.
According to the court’s account, on November 2, the three students were traveling in a Toyota Duet when they picked up a thigh vendor named Mitchell Muranda. They visited Jazz 105, where Chivizhe engaged in a transaction with Muranda. However, a disagreement ensued between Muranda and Chivizhe regarding the payment amount and the alleged loss of Muranda’s money.
Upon being dropped off, Muranda immediately informed her colleagues at the venue that the trio had stolen her money. In response, Muranda and her associates, including the now-deceased bouncer, hired a taxi and pursued the three students. The pursuit ended when the students stopped their vehicle along Sixth Street.
At this point, the deceased bouncer approached the trio’s car with the intention of switching it off. However, the car accelerated while he was attempting to enter, prompting him to physically retaliate. Allegedly, the students struck him on the head with a bottle and stabbed him in the neck during the altercation.
Subsequently, the victim fell out of the moving vehicle and tragically lost his life along Samora Machel Avenue.
The tragic incident serves as a reminder of the potential consequences of altercations and disputes, urging individuals to seek peaceful resolutions and avoid resorting to violence.