Teacher in hot soup after threatening to kill neighbour


A 41-year-old teacher from Chinego Secondary School in Binga, Tendai Munkuli has been dragged to Court facing charges of threats to commit murder and criminal insult.

Munkuli pleaded guilty to both charges before Hwange Magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Yolanda Kabasa Kabonzo on Tuesday morning.

Munkuli is a local teacher residing at Kamativi Compound, under Chief Nekatambe in Hwange, and a neighbour to the complainant, Ms Mavis Siafwiyo.

Details of the case are that in the early hours of December 10, Munkuli proceeded to the complainant’s place of residence intending to collect his wife’s debt of US$4 and a kilogramme of mealie meal. A misunderstanding arose between the two prompting Munkuli to threaten to kill Siafwiyo. The complainant ran away from the scene, seeking refuge at her neighbour’s home.

The court heard that Munkuli ‘criminally insulted’ the complainant.

The threats and criminal insults continued as Siafwiyo fled the scene to a neighbouring homestead.

A report was filed with ZRP Kamativi, leading to investigations and Munkuli’s subsequent arrest.

Magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Yolanda Kabasa Kabonzo fined Munkuli USD$50 which is to be paid by January 13 at a prevailing interbank rate.

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