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Ex-Nkomo aide to wait longer for verdict


JUDGMENT in the alleged attempted murder case involving the late Vice-President Landa John Nkomo’s security manager Eddie Sigoge has been deferred for the second time to August 8 after the State failed to file its written closing submissions for the court to make its ruling.


Sigoge’s lawyer Tanaka Muganyi confirmed the development yesterday.

Sigoge, a retired army colonel, allegedly fired eight times at the family of businessman Langton Masunda at Lugo Ranch injuring his brother Patrick.

He claims he fired three warning shots in the air and Patrick, who was left for dead, was shot because he was advancing towards him.

Sigoge has  denied the attempted murder charges, saying the Masunda brothers trespassed onto Nkomo’s property.

He faces an additional charge of possessing a firearm without a licence after it was discovered that the pistol he used had been registered in Nkomo’s name for personal protection.

Masunda was embroiled in a heated land dispute with the late Vice-President over the Gwayi Conservancy.

In February, regional magistrate Dambudzo Malunga failed to deliver her judgment after Sigoge fell sick and failed to attend court.

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