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    Friday, 17 August 2018

    Nyajena man kills neighbour over a cigarette


    Farai Mhere.

    TAWANDA HOMBA

    MASVINGO RURAL - Farai Mhere (23) of Nyengera Village under Chief Nyajena has appeared before Provincial Magistrate Langton Ndokera for allegedly killing Albert Gumbo (35) of Village 7A Tokwane-Ngundu Resettlement under the same Chief over a cigarette.
    It is alleged that Mhere had a misunderstanding with the deceased over a cigarette when they were drinking beer with other friends at DDF Sub Office Tuck shop on August 6 in the evening and appeared in court on Friday last week for initial remand.
    Mhere asked for a cigarette from one of the drinking partners which he was denied and this did not go down well with him resulting in a scuffle.
    Gumbo tried to restrain Mhere but he was allegedly slapped him as a result he fell on his back and his head hit a rock and was seriously injured and started bleeding from the mouth.
    It is said other drinking partners tried to perform first aid and took home but he died the following day and a post-mortem was done by Dr Godfrey Zimbwa who concluded that the deceased died due to severe head injuries.
    Ndokera remanded Mhere in custody to August 23 for continuation of trial.

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