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MSU lecturer ‘killer’ submits to culpable homicide


A 64-YEAR-OLD former provincial education inspector, who allegedly killed his wife who was a lecturer at the Midlands State University in an alleged infidelity row, has submitted that he acted negligently and should be charged for culpable homicide.

BY Stephen Chadenga

Fred Nyamhanga Shavi made the admission, through his lawyers on Wednesday when he appeared before High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese facing allegations of killing his wife Netsai Ncube.

Shavi admitted that he fatally struck his wife with a hoe in self-defence as the deceased threatened to hit him with a stool, but the State insisted that the former educationist constructively committed murder.

Judgment in the matter will be delivered today.

Prosecutor Mirirai Shumba told the court that on February 27 last year, Shavi had a misunderstanding with Ncube, who had accused him of bed hopping.

A heated argument broke and in the ensuing melee, he hit Ncube three times on the head using an iron hoe and killed her. The incident occurred at the couple’s home in Southdowns, Gweru.

After the attack, Shavi fled to Sanyati, leaving the deceased in a pool of blood and later phoned his nephew, Xmas Mutero, to go to his home.

Mutero then found Ncube lying in a pool of blood before rushing her to Gweru General Hospital, where she later died.

Shavi later handed himself over to the police in Sanyati.

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