Nephew Murders Uncle Over Theft Allegations

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Patience Nhamburo

A 28-year-old man has appeared before Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi, facing a murder charge he committed in South Africa.

The now deceased was a Zimbabwean-born business man based in South Africa and had employed Dziko, his nephew as a shop attendant in one of his shop outlets in South Africa.

Sometime in August 2021, Dziko was dismissed from work by the now deceased as a result of misconduct associated with thefts at the shop. Upon his dismissal, the accused stole cash amounting to ZAR2 000 and came to Zimbabwe where he stayed for one month.

He later went back to South Africa to look for alternative employment and was apprehended by the deceased and two unknown male adults.

The now deceased and the two male adults assaulted Dziko after they tied his hands and legs using ropes and he sustained some injuries on his back and face.

During the assault, Dziko was locked up in a room at the now deceased’s premises and the now deceased and the two unknown male adults left.

Dziko managed to untie himself and walked from the yard and met the now deceased at the gate.

The now deceased started assaulting Dziko and during the scuffle, the accused picked up a screwdriver and stabbed the now deceased several times on his throat and left him writhing in agony.

He took the now deceased’s two cellphones and cash amounting to ZAR30 000 and left South Africa for Zimbabwe.

Bezel Mubure discovered the offence and reported the matter at Cleveland Police station, Johannesburg, South Africa.

On 7 September 2021, detectives from CID Homicide Harare received information from a reliable source to the effect that Dziko had committed a murder case in South Africa on the 2nd of September 2021 which then led to his arrest.

Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi remanded Dziko to the 24th of September and advised him to approach the High Court for bail.