Eritrean national up for father’s murder

By Fungai Jachi

A 23-year-old Eritrean national has appeared in court facing charges of murder after allegedly killing his father who was working for the World Health Organisation in Zimbabwe.

Daniel Fussum, aged 53 was allegedly stabbed at least four times by his son, Daniel Niyata Fussum who is believed to have been under the influence of drugs.

Daniel is also facing charges of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his mother 13 times.

It is the State’s case that Daniel had a misunderstanding with his father and used a kitchen knife to stab him, killing him instantly before stabbing his mother who tried to restrain him.

The accused was remanded in custody to the 31st of this month.

Meanwhile, a South African businessman Brent Greylish who allegedly swindled a local company of half a million United States dollars in an investment deal has been freed on ZWL$80 000 bail after spending the weekend in remand prison.

The court ruled that the State had failed to provide compelling reasons to further detain the accused.

He is expected back in court on the 7th of next month.