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Brother killer remanded

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A Harare man accused of fatally shooting his brother over parking space last Saturday was yesterday remanded in custody to April 20 when he appeared before magistrate Anita Tshuma on murder charges under the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

The magistrate advised Tendai Mungororo (43) of Old Tafara high- density suburb in Harare to apply for bail at the High Court.

The State led by Tapiwa Kasema alleged that on March 31, Mungororos younger brother Tichafunga went to Tendais house driving a commuter omnibus, but reportedly did not park it properly as he used to do thereby blocking a space where the accused would usually park his other vehicle.

According to the State outline, Mungororo got home around 7pm and found the kombi wrongly parked as it occupied his parking space.

He allegedly went to Tichafungas place and picked him up. Upon arrival at his home they reportedly engaged in an argument which degenerated into a fistfight.

The accused picked up a water glass and threw it at his younger brother who, in turn picked a pot of hot water from a fireplace and tried to strike his brother.

Mungororos wife, his son Walter, and a neighbour, identified as Anderson Mukumba, are reported to have restrained Tichafunga and led him outside the yard.

The accused allegedly went to his car and took out a Galesi pistol before racing towards his younger brother. When Tichafunga turned to face him after realising he was being pursued, Tendai allegedly fired one shot which hit the deceased in the chest and he fell down.

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