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Murewa Killer Dad Sentenced To Death

Murewa Killer Dad Sentenced To Death

A Murewa man who strangled his daughter to death before throwing the body into a pond has been sentenced to death.

Charles Kavhumbura was convicted by High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi after a full trial. He had denied the charge.

Kavhumbura was charged with unlawfully, and with an intent to kill, strangling the deceased, Lydia Kavhumbura.

Prosecutors alleged that on 14 October 2017, Lydia and her brother visited their father at his grinding mill at Susman Farm, Juru, Murewa.

The duo had been sent by their mother (Charles’ ex-wife) Pedzisai Kachepa, to get money for their upkeep.

Charles strangled Lydia until she became unconscious and later dumped the about 750 metres away from the grinding mill.

The deceased’s body was later discovered by a student, Joseph Mutisi, who wanted to draw water from the pond.

In his ruling, Justice Chitapi said Charles had murdered his own child for no just cause and did not show any remorse. The judge ruled:

He knew right from wrong. In fact, his motive to kill the deceased was to save himself from the obligation to outlay more money as maintenance.

He decimated part of his family by selfishly murdering the deceased for no just cause.

He remained unrepentant and thus remorseless by not even owning up to his misdeed, electing to deny his culpability, in the light of overwhelming evidence.

… To devour one’s own child, in order to avert a lawful obligation to pay maintenance as ordered by the courts, cannot be countenanced in an informed society governed through the rule of law.

The accused is sentenced to death.

He shall be returned to custody and the sentence of death shall be executed according to law.

More: H-Metro

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19 Comments

mhazi of Silobela 4 months ago

foolishness....

now hang u ****. u waste of air. You deserve to be stoned at national sports stadium. NCAA

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Mboko 4 months ago

taaura ka kuti kunei tovingei ku gwenga ikoko

mhazi of Silobela 4 months ago

@mboko will not reduce self to your level hence will not dignify your query with a response

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Mboko 4 months ago

kuneiko ku slobela kwako ikoko ma ndeere munotinyangadza

Kembo Kachepa 4 months ago

yeah ngaaroverwe pamuchinjikwa chaipo


Gushungo 4 months ago

Does the Death Sentence still apply in Zimbabwe. I thought that it was scrapped 🤔


Mhazi of Silobela 4 months ago

DEATH SENTENCE STILL EXISTS IN OUR STATUTES, BUT IT NO LONGER EXISTS IN PRACTICE.

WHAT AM SAYING IS THAT COURTS STILL SENTENCE CRIMINALS TO DEATH, BUT GOVERNMENT HAS SINCE STOPPED HANGING PEOPLE.THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT. IT HAS BEEN DEBATED IN THE STREETS. IT WOULD SEEM THE MAJORITY STILL WANT IT.

IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN THE LAST TO HANGED WAS CHIDHUMO AND COMPANY
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factos 4 months ago

don't forget to death sentence All ZANU PF bigwigs who are killing innocent citizens


factos 4 months ago

don't forget to death sentence All ZANU PF bigwigs who are killing innocent citizens


Bright 4 months ago

Unataura zvaunoziva ka

Mboko 4 months ago

une proof here **** iwe hatingope death sentence pasina proof kana evidence

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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I WOULD LIKE TO SCHOOL YOU PINDULA COLLEAGUES THAT DEATH SENTENCE STILL EXISTS IN OUR STATUTES, BUT IT NO LONGER EXISTS IN PRACTICE.

WHAT AM SAYING IS THAT COURTS STILL SENTENCE CRIMINALS TO DEATH, BUT GOVERNMENT HAS SINCE STOPPED HANGING PEOPLE.THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT. IT HAS BEEN DEBATED IN THE STREETS. IT WOULD SEEM THE MAJORITY STILL WANT IT.

IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN THE LAST TO HANGED WAS CHIDUMO AND COMPANY.

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Madzibaba stringtop 4 months ago

uyu dai akuuya kusowe rangu ndaimvharura netsvimbo dzangu dziya dzakambo rowa police.


Rasta 4 months ago

ngaagaremo musociety hatichamuda


No to vote rigging 4 months ago

Kuuraya hakuite ndiani akavimbika (zvirinani) zvekupa mutongo wekuuraya kana kuzadzikisa mutongo wekuuraya,mashurugwi akauraya vangani nemaune dai mutongo wekuuraya waibata zvechokwadi akawanda mashurugwi akabatwa asi hapana watakanzwa akazopiwa mutongo wekuurawa, ngaangobviswa munharaunda yeruzhinji opiwa makore anodarika zvingaenzaniswe ehupenyu hwake,


baba Gumede 4 months ago

The death sentence was the best punishment in this case



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