Zvikomborero Parafini, Court Reporter
Six Epworth neighbours were in the dock yesterday charged with murder after they reportedly beat up a ‘rival’ to death.
The six murder suspects namely Collen Nyagumbo, Moleen Ntini, Lilian Kamwatendo, Rudo Salami, Talent Salami and Loice Garufu were not asked not to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga.
Allegations are that the deceased had an altercation with Victor Fontes accusing him of having stolen money prompting him to assault Fontes.
The accused persons reportedly then intervened to refrain the now deceased from assaulting Fontes and they began assaulting the now deceased using various objects and he passed away later that day on December 28.
All the accused people were remanded in custody and were referred to the High Court for bail consideration.
They will be back in court on January 13, 2021.
Lancelot Mutsokoti appeared for the State.