A 34-YEAR-OLD Chipinge man, Mufakairi Sigauke, who fatally attacked his brother with an arrow following a brawl over food, was on Tuesday sentenced to a five-year jail term when he appeared before High Court judge Justice Charles Hungwe.
BY OBEY MANAYITI
He was convicted of culpable homicide.
Mufakairi was sentenced on his own plea of guilty to causing the death of his younger brother Fungai after a beer-drinking binge on December 26, 2005.
Circumstances into the matter were that on the fateful night, the two brothers, who were all drunk, had a heated argument after the elder brother accused his sibling of exhausting all the food reserved for them.
In the ensuing melee, Mufakairi picked a bow and arrow and shot his brother once in the stomach, leaving the arrow lodged inside.
Fungai was rushed to St Peter’s Hospital, but later referred Chiredzi Hospital where he died on admission.
In passing sentence, Justice Hungwe said although Mufakairi had shown a deep sense of remorse throughout the trial, his moral blameworthiness remained high considering the weapon he had used to commit the offence.
Christine Nyamaropa prosecuted.