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Pius Jamba Mukandi found guilty of Moreblessing Ali’s murder

Story by Fungai Jachi

THE High Court has ruled that the murder of Moreblessing Ali in Nyatsime last year was not politically motivated as no evidence was brought before the court to prove the claims by some political activists.

Moreblessing Ali’s killer, Pius Jamba Mukandi, was convicted by the High Court this Monday.

The presiding Judge, Justice Esther Muremba, however, ruled out the idea of a politically motivated killing as was being claimed by some political players.

The judge noted that no evidence was brought before the court to prove that it was a politically motivated murder, with a witness testifying that Ali’s daughter told him her mother had disassociated herself from politics in 2010.

Mukandi was found guilty of killing Ali after a misunderstanding over a dog.

Mukandi was not happy with Ali bringing a dog to a nightclub, the two had an argument leading to Mukandi fatally assaulting Ali before dragging her away from Chibhanguza shops.

Other patrons could also not restrain him as he was extremely aggressive while throwing stones at anyone who tried to restrain him.

Mukandi went on to dismember Ali’s body using a kitchen knife before he threw the remains in a disused well.

Mukandi was convicted after a full trial, he was represented by Mr Garikayi Mhishi while Mr Micharl Mugabe and Mr Terrence Mukuze represented the State.

Although he tried to deny the charge in court, he was given away by the consistency in his confession and statements he gave to the police before trial.

The indications he gave to the police led to the recovery of Ali’s remains, murder weapon, clothes, and mobile phone.

Mukandi now awaits sentencing.

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