HB 029-18 THE STATE versus GOODHOPE MAHACHI

THE STATE

versus

GOODHOPE MAHACHI

 

 

HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE

MOYO J

GWERU 5, 6 AND 7 FEBRUARY 2018

 

 

Criminal Trial

 

M Shumba for the state

M T Davira with S R Mafa for the accused

 

 

            MOYO J:       The accused person faces a charge of murder, it being alleged that on 13 January 2017, he assaulted the deceased Elvis Moyo with a machete resulting in deceased’s death.  He pleaded not guilty.  The state tendered documentary exhibits in the form of the state summary and the post mortem report.  The defence counsel tendered the accused’s defence outline.  All exhibits were duly marked.

            The evidence of the following witnesses was admitted into the court record as it appears in the state summary:

            The evidence of Albert Taruvinga, Tawonga Pepukai, Lawrence Konde, Gadze Moreblessing and Dr S Pesanai.

            Limukani Ncube and Emmanuel Dzotsera gave viva voce evidence.

The evidence of Limukani Ncube

-           He knew deceased as they hailed from the same home area.  On the day in question himself, the deceased and accused met at Mutegude bar in Kwekwe.

-           He knew accused in that he was shown him by the deceased at the bar on the fateful day.

-           Accused and Courage Sibanda came, inside the bar and had some weapons, the witness was inside the bar at the material time.

 

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