Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
AN EPWORTH man was yesterday arraigned before the courts for killing his wife’s lover after he found them in a compromising position.
Dickson Jonasi, 30, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare provincial magistrate Learnmore Mapiye.
Prosecuting, Linda Gadzikwa alleged that on September 30, Jonasi was riding his bicycle on his way from work and as he was about to arrive home, he saw his wife Melody Muchenga and the now deceased standing close to each other caressing.
Jonasi confronted the two demanding to know what was happening and the now deceased confirmed that Muchenga was his girlfriend.
The court heard that Jonasi took the two illicit lovers into his house where he confiscated the now deceased’s satchel, shoes and work suit before he escorted his wife to her ‘boyfriend’s place of residence together with her lover where he met the parents.
Jonasi is said to have explained what had happened and during the discussions, the court heard that the now deceased fled from the house fearing for his life and upon realizing that he had fled, Jonasi made some follow ups and caught up with him.
He then tied deceased’s hands and began assaulting him with several unknown objects leading to his death before dragging the body into a quarry dam.
On October 7, the deceased’s body was discovered by a passerby floating in the Quarry Dam and a police report was made at Epworth Police Station and the police who attended to the scene, discovered that it had multiple head injuries and referred the corpse to Chitungwiza Central Hospital for post mortem.