|Two convicted of murder|
|Friday, 16 March 2012 10:50|
TWO men were each convicted of murder in separate cases that were heard during the first session of the High Court circuit which ended last week in Mutare.
High Court Judge, Justice Charles Hungwe, who was sitting with assessors , Messrs Magorokosho and Raja, presided over the cases.
In the first case, Lloyd Takanyiswa Ruwo from Chimanimani was sentenced to 18 years in jail after he was found guilty of murder with constructive intent stemming from a 2009 incident in which he killed a fellow villager. It was the State's case led by law officer, Ms Jane-Rose Matsikidze that Ruwo struck George Ndlovu with a hoe on the head following a misunderstanding over a television set which Ndlovu had sold to him.
After striking Ndlovu, Ms Matsikidze said, Ruwo further strangled him to death. Ruwo told the court that he then buried the body in a two-metre deep grave. Ndlovu's body was later found in a decomposition state some days later.
In the second case, a Penhalonga teenager, Blessing Fadhuku, will spend the next four years in jail after he was found guilty of culpable homicide. He was alleged to have punched Tasunungurwa Mutomera (54) with a blow at Liverpool Bottle-store in Penhalonga. Mutomera staggered and fell down resulting in his head hitting a concrete slab.