Zanu PF activists’ murder trial begins

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THE trial of the two Zanu PF activists David Chimukoko and Graciano Kazingizi accused of murdering MDC-T Mudzi Ward 1 chairperson Cephas Magura two years ago started at the High Court yesterday before Justice Joseph Musakwa.

CHARLES LAITON

The two men pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecutor-General (PG)’s representative Benson Taruvinga told the court that on May 25, 2012, Magura was at Chimukoko Business Centre attending a rally organised by the MDC-T party when all of a sudden, all hell broke loose.

According to the State, Chimukoko and Kazingizi, who were attending a Zanu PF gathering at Chimukoko Community Hall, mobilised other supporters and went on a rampage attacking the MDC-T supporters.

It is alleged on the day in question, the two antagonistic parties had been holding their party meetings at a distance of about 50 metres apart when Chimukoko and Kazingizi, together with others, decided to
attack their rivals.

While attending the Zanu PF meeting, the two were in the company of about 500 Zanu supporters gathered at Chimukoko Community Hall holding an agricultural day show meeting.

The State alleges that Chimukoko and Kazingizi advanced towards the MDC-T rally armed with logs and stones intending to disrupt the meeting. Sensing danger, the now deceased Magura, together with other MCD-T supporters started running away from the scene and as they took to their heels, Chimukoko threw a stone which struck Magura’s head resulting in him falling to the ground.

At that juncture, Chimukoko and Kazingizi allegedly caught up with Magura who was now lying wounded on the ground and assaulted him all over with booted feet, logs and fists.

The State alleges Magura succumbed to the injuries he had sustained and died on the spot.

A post-mortem was later conducted and the doctors established that the cause of death was severe head injury due to brain oedema as a result of assault.

The matter was reported to police and investigations led to the arrest of the duo. Trial continues today.

12 COMMENTS

  1. THESE PATHETIC ZANU PF YOUTHS,MURDERING PEOPLE SO THAT YOUR LEADERS LIVE LIKE KINGS AND YOUR FAMILIES CONTINUE WITH THEIR PATHETIC AND MISERABLE LIVES.THOSE WHO SENT YOU TO KILL DONT SEND THEIR KIDS TO DO SO,ONLY MULTIPLIED FOOLS LIKE YOURSELVES BECOME MURDERERS.VAKURU VENYU VANE MAKAMBA,MAPURAZI,DZIMBA KUMAYADHI,VANA VANOENDA KUCHIKORO MHIRI KWEMAKUNGWA.MUSASHANDISWE NEMHONDI IDZI.SHANDAI MUITEWO TUNHU TWENYU.

  2. Shuwa kuuraya munhu over an old man. Kusadzidza kwakaoma. Funny thing is ma supporters ezhanu non of them will ever be as wealthy as mad bob. Shame, is this what has become of zimbabwe that a lot was sacrificed by everyone i.e from zapu to zhanu to ordinary people who supported the fight for freedom? Is this what we can do best as a people? Economy and social fabric are all in tatters and yet we have the energy to kill someone for havibg a different voice from yours! Nhamo ine nharo, vanhu vezhanu vanorwadza…..

  3. So true and sad, now they battle the law and their conscience and as Oppah said you will be alone there in the deck. You don’t have to be so fanatic. Vana havaende kuchikoro, hauna chikafu, kuhospital ukaenda usina mari haurapwi asi unoponda munhu kuti cde so and so vatambire 40 000 usd.

  4. Chimukoko and kazingizi and others committed a serious offence : murder is a breach of a fundamental human right that’s right to life and according to the new Zimbabwe constitution a crime of murder committed by a male of more than 21 years gets death penalty and we I expect the judicial system to deliver justice if Gumbura can get 50 years for rape than I expect more years for murderers. Women groups where are you? Go and be visible like you did during Gumbura’s trial

  5. Wheather they are released because there is not enough evidence linking them to the crime, these people still have blood dripping in their hands.

    Their lives will never be the same. They killed a human being as a sacrificial lamb to please their master.

    Today they must also name the man they were working for. They must go down together. You stupid cannibals! idiots with no brain

  6. Hama dzemufi ngadzifambe kuitira kuti vakabuda D mucourt mufi avarwise zvakaomara.Ndokuti varege kushandisirwa hwahwa.

  7. Zvinosemesa kuona mwana anochemera kuti munhu waasingazivi atonge nekutowedzera nekuuraya,mwari vachaita kuda kwavo,vemusangano vanotongwa vachibva kumbazve,varungu vanamadzore ndivo vanonzi vangainda britain tikazovashaya

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