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    Shurugwi man ‘kills’ wife, pleads for freedom to attend burial


    SHURUGWI – A Shurugwi man who appeared in court facing allegations of killing his wife over a spanner made an impassionate plea with the Magistrate on Tuesday to allow him to go and bury the wife.
    Eliphas Toziva (65) from Chemhere Village under Chief Nhema said he loved his wife so much that he wanted to be at her burial. However, Shurugwi Resident Magistrate Sithabile Zungula refused to grant his request.
    Magistrate Zungula advised Toziva to approach the High Court with his request.
    It is the State case that Toziva assaulted his wife Angeline Marecha to death for lending their neighbor a shifting spanner on Sunday March 3 2019.
    “I plead with you, your Worship to allow me to go and bury my wife and then come back because I loved her so much,” said Toziva.
    He was remanded in custody to March 18 2019.
    It is the State case that Toziva had an altercation with Marecha after she lent a shifting spanner to a neighbor. A fight ensued and Toziva assaulted Marecha with fists all over and he took a kitchen knife that she was using to cut vegetables and stabbed her once on the chest.
    The accused disappeared from the scene and a juvenile who witnessed the fight alerted villagers who tried first aid but Marecha died before transport to take her to hospital had arrived.
    Dianah Bindu Prosecuted.
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