Mvuma teen (17) ‘murders’ man for dating sister (15)

Theresa Zibowa


MVUMA– Magistrate Constance Mtandwa has remanded a Mvuma boy (17) in custody for allegedly murdering her 15-year-old sister’s boyfriend whom he whipped at his homestead. 

Oscar Dube (17) of Central Estates plots, Mvuma was remanded in custody to April 20, 2023 when he appeared in court last week for ‘murdering’ Patrick Sanangurai (24).

Prosecutor Simbarashe Hwacha told the court that the incident happened on March 9, 2023, at Sanangurai’s house. 

Dube went to Sanangurai’s house with Foster Mhonde (21) and Omali Chikonamombe to warn him against dating his sister.

Sanangurai denied having an affair with Dube’s sister and he allegedly drew and a knife from his pocket, but he was overpowered by the trio who began assaulting him.

The trio tied his legs with a rope and Mhonde whipped him until he fell unconscious. They then took him to the village head, Fison Zvidza’s homestead to report him for having an affair with Dube’s minor sister. 

Zvidza took Sanangurai to his house in a tractor. Sanangurai’s health deteriorated and he died at Chivhu General Hospital on March 26, 2023.

Mhonde was tried at the same court and sentenced to nine months in prison for assaulting Sanangurai.

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