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    Tuesday, 28 August 2018

    Zano man kills friend over snooker game


    MASVINGO RURAL -A male adult from Chitiyane Village under Chief Chikwanda in Masvingo was on Monday sentenced to 10 years by a  Masvingo High Court Judge after he killed  a friend over snooker game.
    Liberty Mutekure (22) faced murder charges after he killed Shepard Shindi (22) at Zano Business Club.
    It is the State case that on December 25, 2017 the accused and the deceased were customers at Day and Night Club, Zano Business Centre and they were drinking beer and playing snooker.
    The matter was heard by Justice Mawadze and Emmanuel Matose prosecuted.
    At around 9:30pm the two had an argument as both of them wished to play first. Lebiso Sithole interfered and restrained the two from fighting.
    Mutekure took his snooker tokens and left the Night Club along a footpath which passes through a maize field. The deceased followed the accused and another altercation arose.
    The accused then took a knife from his pocket and stabbed the deceased thrice on his neck and fled from the scene.
    Shindi ran back to the club bleeding from the stab wounds and fell unconscious. Sithole ferried the deceased to Zano Clinic but died on arrival.
    The accused was arrested and the knife was recovered.

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