Murder duo to be hanged
TWO Harare men who murdered a taxi driver in November 2018 are now awaiting execution after the High Court sentenced them to death.
Justice Tawanda Chitapi sentenced Romeo Jambura and Norest Tamangani to death and noted that although the constitutionality of the death penalty was still being debated, he was not hamstrung to impose the sentence.
“The fact that the debate on the desirability of the death penalty on the statute books is on-going should not cloud the court when assessing sentence for murder. This court is a court of law. The law must be applied as it is given…the judge must apply the law of the day,” Chitapi said.
“The offence was premeditated and was not committed by chance. The accused throughout the trial did not exhibit any remorse. The conduct of the accused persons was reprehensible and abhorrent. They did not really care to preserve life,” Chitapi added.