Woman kills hubby’s brother with brick over debt

A 25-YEAR-OLD Chiweshe woman, Maria Goche, appeared at the High Court on Monday charged with fatally striking her husband’s younger brother with a brick on the head following a misunderstanding over an undisclosed debt.

BY CHARLES LAITON
SENIOR COURT REPORTER

Justice Garainesu Mawadze heard that Lukas Zarira of Chiunda Village, chief Negomo in Chiweshe succumbed to injuries on March 27, 2012.

The court heard that after striking Zarira with a home-made standard brick, Goche allegedly teamed up with other villagers and took him to Dambo Clinic where they made a false report that the victim had fallen and injured himself by the doorstep.

As if that was not enough, Zarira’s relatives at Zivanai homestead are said to have prepared burial without the involvement of the police in order to protect Goche, but the plan was scuttled after a whistleblower alerted the police through an anonymous letter dropped at Gweshe Police Base.

Part of the letter read: “Officer, there is a person who was struck with a brick and died. He is about to be buried.”

After reading the note, police stormed Zivanai Zarira’s homestead and discovered that the deceased’s head had been surtured.

Police investigations revealed that Zarira was fatally struck by Goche following a misunderstanding.

Zarira’s sister-in-law, Patience Muzenje, told the police in her statement that she was present when the incident happened.

However, Goche through her lawyer Innocent Chingarande, has denied the charge.

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16 Comments

  1. If we owe someone and unable to pay we should speak moderately not to take advantage of relationship.kune vanoti handina ka enda unomhan’ara kwaunoda since debt aint a crime some take the law into their hands not that i condone her violence

    1. debt is a criminal offence

    2. Doctor Do More

      Ko kana akatadza kubhadhara, makaregei kuti aite mukweta buri zviri kuita pfambi dzeBulawayo? if you ain’t gonna pay,you gonna lick it!

  2. ngaende kujeri mukadzi uyu imboko

  3. Deno arimunun’una wemurume akatema mukadzi wamukoma akafa. Will the case have been treated in this way. I now hate women these days because varikushungurudza varume

    1. Izvozvi uchaona murume uyu achitozogara nemhondi yakauraya munun’una, asingazive kuti mondi imhondi mangwana zvinonga zvapaari. Whatever the case this monster of a woman had no right to commit murder, so she should face the full wrath of law without any mercy.

  4. Asi chavakakweretana chaicho chii chisingataurwe? Maiguru ava vakakweretwa chii nemuramu chakaita kuti vaite hasha dzokumuuraya paakatadza kubhadhara? Pane nyaya apa

    1. Taura hako. “Chinhu changu” – Paul Matavire singing….

  5. Panae nyayaaa; pane nyaa: Bob Nyabinde.

  6. Anoda kurohwa mukadzi uyu

  7. saka mai ava vanopinda ipi church ipi nhai reporter?zuro maituka mapostori when they expressed a genuine concern.

    1. Uriwe itonyarara hako.Akatukwa ndiyani? Chances are, its the very same church which refuses its members access to modern healthcare facilities. Wanna bet?

  8. Zvakaoma hazvo mweya wesvina uyu

  9. lf debt is a criminal offense then dai nyika chaiyo yeZimbabwe iri mujeri nekuda kwechikwereti chemakore chainacho.

  10. Ok but how did the cops know that it was Zarira being talked about in the anonymous letter? Hanti the letter just said there is a “person”? That part is lacking a little more detail. And about the lady’s church, that part is completely irrelevant to the story whereas yesterday the church was mentioned as it pertained to the killer’s beliefs so hapana nyaya. Besides, pretty much everything that was said about mapostori yesterday is true anyway.

  11. Ya amaiguru vakazadza babamunini sick yemaronda nezvindakwenya ndokutora mari ye usavi vorapisa muramu, pakuzonoreva mariiyi ndopakazoti ‘chidhina’

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