Woman up for husband’s murder


HARARE – A Harare woman who allegedly killed her husband after the two were involved in a domestic fight is in court on murder charges.

Talent Makonde, 24, allegedly got involved in a fight with her husband, whose name was not mentioned in the state papers, leading to his death at Parirenyatwa hospital.

Makonde is jointly charged with Shelton Bhiya, 25, who allegedly joined the fight while trying to restrain the two.

The court heard, Makonde met her now deceased husband at Reuben Shopping Centre in Epworth before the two went home together.

While on their way, a scuffle erupted between the two and the now deceased started assaulting Makonde, the court heard.

According to state papers, Bhiya, who was passing by, intervened trying to restrain the now deceased from further assaulting Makonde.

The court heard police officers arrived at the scene and arrested the now deceased before detaining him.
The next morning, the court heard the now deceased collapsed at the police station before a statement was recorded from him.

He was taken to Parirenyatwa hospital where he later died.

A post-mortem carried revealed that he had died from haemorrhage in the brain due to assault.

Magistrate Tendai Mahwe yesterday remanded the two in custody to January 21.

They were advised to apply for bail at the High Court considering the magnitude of their offence. – Ivan Zhakata

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