Disturbing Incident: Man (34) bashes uncle to death, dumps his body in neighbour’s yard

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Goromonzi man appears in court for allegedly fatally beating uncle with truck wheel spanner

A tragic incident unfolded in Goromonzi as a 34-year-old man, Fanuel Masora, appeared in court yesterday, facing charges of allegedly murdering his 71-year-old uncle. The accused is said to have mercilessly struck his uncle on the head four times with a truck wheel spanner while he slept, resulting in his untimely demise.

During the court hearing before Harare magistrate Mrs Munashe Chibanda, Masora was remanded in custody, and was told only the High Court could grant bail on a murder charge.

According to the prosecution, led by Mr Rufaro Chonzi, the tragic incident occurred around 12:30 am at the uncle’s residence in Phase 4, Eastview, Goromonzi. In a shocking act, Masora allegedly woke up and seized a truck wheel spanner from a nearby table, using it to strike his unsuspecting uncle repeatedly on the head. The fatal blows proved fatal, claiming the uncle’s life instantaneously.

After committing the grave act, Masora reportedly disposed of his uncle’s lifeless body at a neighbour’s half-built house. With calculated intentions, he clandestinely placed the deceased in one of the unfinished rooms. Upon returning to his own dwelling, Masora cleaned the bloodstains from the floor, employing a piece of cloth in an attempt to conceal the gruesome evidence.

The chilling details of the crime emerged when Masora confided in his cousin, Tatenda Masora, shocking him with the admission of killing his father. Tatenda wasted no time and promptly reported the case to the authorities at Mabvuku Police Station. Consequently, a thorough investigation was launched, involving the collection of witness statements that ultimately led to Fanuel Masora’s arrest.

Significantly, the murder weapon, the truck wheel spanner, was successfully recovered during the investigation and serves as crucial evidence in the case.

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