Man stones street kid to death after he scolded him in CBD, gets 18 years in jail


A ZIMUNYA man who stoned a Mutare street kid to death has been slapped with an 18-year jail sentence by a Mutare High Court.

Malson Madziwana of Madziwana Village in Chief Zimunya’s area was convicted by Justice Isaac Muzenda for the murder of Godfrey Mutambaneshiri.

Madziwana attacked the late Mutambaneshiri after he had scolded him in Mutare’s Central Business District on July 2, 2021.

He was charged with murder with constructive intend as defined in Section 47 (1) (a) or (b) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9:23.

Principal public prosecutor, Mr Malvern Musarurwa said: “Mutambaneshir was of no fixed abode. On July 2, 2021 and along Herbert Chitepo Street, Mutare, Madziwana attacked Mutambaneshiri with concrete stones after he had scolded him.

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“Mutambaneshiri sustained injuries on the head and ribs. A well-wisher took him to Victoria Chitepo Provincial Hospital where he died on admission. The post-mortem examination revealed that the cause of death was due to severe head injuries,” he said.

Mr Musarurwa said Madziwana was seen by a security guard, Mr Lesley Mapako, as he was attacking Mutambaneshiri with the stones.

Mr Mapako tried to restrain Madziwana, but failed.

Another guard, Mr Charles Rukanda, had to use a pepper spray to stop Madziwana from further attacking Mutambaneshiri.

“The deceased bled profusely from the nose and ear while lying on the ground. He was groaning in pain. The accused then fled from the scene, leaving Mutambaneshiri on the pavement,” said Mr Musarurwa.

— Manica Post

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