Tsuro case moved to Harare Regional Court

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The trial of Chitungwiza Registrar General marriage officer, Gordon Tsuro, who is now facing a more serious charge of attempted murder as opposed to the previously preferred charge of domestic violence, is now set to be heard at Harare Regional Court.

Tsuro’s trial was initially supposed to be handled by Chitungwiza regional magistrate Temba Kuwanda, but for undisclosed reasons the matter was transferred to Harare Regional Court.

On Wednesday, Tsuro was remanded by regional magistrate William Bhila in chambers to his new trial date, September 28, and the State witnesses were instructed to attend court on that date.

Senior regional prosecutor Obi Mabahwana appeared for the State while Tsuro was represented by his lawyers.

Two months ago, Tsuro (41) made headlines after he allegedly attacked his wife, Rosemary Charlie, with an axe over a suspected domestic dispute.

He was charged with domestic violence by the police despite the serious injuries Charlie had sustained.

According to the State, the couple had a misunderstanding over documents for a residential stand and the argument resulted in a confrontation which nearly turned fatal.

It is alleged on the day in question, after the couple had supper, Tsuro retired to bed.

At around 20:40 hours, Charlie followed and found him still awake.

The State alleges Tsuro requested Charlie to give him a document of her residential stand which is under construction.

Charlie is said to have told Tsuro it was at her workplace, but he allegedly insisted he wanted it immediately.

Tsuro allegedly lifted the bed, drew an axe from underneath and ordered Charlie to sit down.

It is alleged Charlie complied and Tsuro lifted the axe intending to strike her on the head, but she blocked the axe with her arms and was struck in the palms in the process.

Tsuro is also alleged to have used the axe and its handle to strike Charlie once on the head, several times on her legs and all over.