Man kills friend over client

A 40-YEAR-OLD self-employed signwriter based in Harare was brought to court yesterday on a murder charge after he allegedly pushed his colleague against a metal wall, causing his death, as they pushed and shoved each other over a client.


George Jojo Garanounga was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate, Rumbidzai Mugwagwa, who remanded them in custody to March 2.

It is the State case that on December 2 last year, Garanounga and the now-deceased, Edwin Nicholus Tanga, who was also a signwriter, had a brawl over a customer.

The State alleges, during the scuffle, Garanounga pushed Tanga, who hit his back against a metal wall inside his office in the city centre. Tanga collapsed, but later got up and walked out of the building, before he collapsed again a few minutes later.

He succumbed to the fall injuries on admission at Parirenyatwa Hospital.

Audrey Chogumaira appeared for the State.

10 Responses to Man kills friend over client

  1. Stokononzi February 17, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    not murder not even culpable homicide but plain ordinary worship accident. the investigating officer and the prosecutor must all be sent back to learn the basics.

  2. wejazi February 17, 2017 at 11:07 am #


  3. Unzo wekwa Zvimba February 17, 2017 at 11:17 am #

    George Jojo Garanounga is innocent , this was a simple mishap , he had no intention watsoever to kill , they did not even fight , vakangosundana umwe ndokurovera pasingaite chete , .Chaangatongoita kuripa pachishona kuitira ngozi , asi pamatare edzimhosva haana mhosva uyu

  4. siyabusa February 17, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Its either there is something wrong with the reporting or simple ineptitude by the police / prosecution. The people tend to dramatise charges instead of correctly charging a person.

  5. Nyati February 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    lets try this, had it not been for the accused person’s push, would the now deceased have died in the manner that he died?

    • Dhara Dee February 17, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      Nyati, it was an accident which led to his death, so murder is definitely out. Maybe culpable homicide because a life was lost. Whatever ruling, this guy cannot be thrown behind bars, its impossible.!!

  6. Stokononzi February 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    l am not a lawyer but given the chance I will defend this man until he is discharged. Not a single element of murder is present no intention no mens rea.

  7. NACIDO RICO February 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    Murder is murder period.

  8. rmutasa February 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    A killer is a killer nommatter how he kills

  9. Mlongoshi February 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

    Wow too many judges and lawyers let the matter take its course. Handiti vachamira mucourt saka chimbomirai kupa mutongo.8-)

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