Man murdered over textbook

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Blessing Masakadza

A MACHETE-WIELDING man was struck twice on the head with a shovel and died following a misunderstanding over a textbook.

The alleged attacker, Nesbert Kaseke, has since appeared in court on allegations of murder.
He was not asked to plead to the charge when he appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko.

He was remanded in custody to July 9 and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
The court heard that on June 18 at around 8pm at Chikukwa Mine compound in Christon Bank, the now-deceased Terrence Nyemba — who was drunk — went to Kaseke’s place in the same compound armed with a machete.

He was reportedly demanding a history textbook from Kaseke.
When he realised that Kaseke was not willing to give him the book, he started destroying his hut with the machete.
Reports are that Kaseke came out of the hut armed with a shovel and struck Nyemba twice on the head.
Kaseke is alleged to have further attacked Nyemba with the shovel until he became unconscious. Kaseke had to be restrained by neighbours.

It is alleged that after the incident, he went into hiding until June 23 when he was apprehended by the police.
Nyemba was taken to Concession Hospital before he was transferred to Parirenyatwa Hospital where he died on June 22.

Prosecutor Sabastian Mutizirwa appeared for the State.

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