Masvingo – Two Zaka men Pasca Rufu (28) and Kisto Mupondori (77) appeared at Masvingo Magistrates Court last week facing murder charges after they bludgeoned an abusive and violent son-in-law to death.
The case came for remand before Magistrate Grace Tupiri and the deceased is Kudzai Chesterfield Mavesere (38) who was married to Mupondori’s daughter.
The incident happened at Plot number 57, Village 2 under Chief Nhema in Zaka.
It is the State case that Mupondori was allegedly abusive to his wife until they divorced. However, the deceased wanted his wife back and on three occasions he allegedly set his father-in-law’s huts alight. It was on the second occasion that he was spotted at 11pm soon after setting a hut alight and he was pursued and caught just 500m from the homestead.
Mupondori and Rufu bludgeoned him using hoe handles and left him unconscious. They came back the next day and found him dead.
Magistrate Tupiri remanded the two to March 23, 2022 and advised them to apply for bail at the High Court.
Prosecutor Blessing Madongorere represented the State.