Breaking News

Man spears a woman to death over a land dispute

by Staff reporter
11 February 2013 | 3856 Views
A 57-YEAR-OLD village head from Gokwe has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing a 60-year-old woman from his area with a spear over a land dispute.

Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese, on circuit in Gweru, on Friday found Ezra Manenji, of Gokwe, guilty of murder with actual intent.

Molly Sibanda met her fate in October 2011 after Manenji stabbed her with a spear on the left shoulder.

Sibanda and 15 other villagers - all members of a co-operative - had been clearing a disputed piece of land, the court heard.

The piece of land had been at the centre of a dispute between the village head and one Tendai Machokoto, a member of the cooperative.

The matter had reached Chief Jiri's village court and he ruled in favour of Machokoto.

Shortly after 9AM on October 8, 2011, Manenji armed himself with a spear in the company of his son, Simon Tongoona, who had a catapult.

Upon arrival at the disputed piece of land, Manenji ordered the group to stop working saying it belonged to his son, Tongoona.

Tongoona started pelting them with stones using his catapult while Manenji charged towards them with the spear.

The group fled, but the elderly woman was left behind and was stabbed once in the left shoulder by Manenji.




She bled profusely and died on the way to hospital.

Manenji becomes the 75th person on death row, joining 72 other men and two women.

Spear Land

Source: news

Is Itai Dzamara eyeing the US Green Card?

Yes
20.44%
No
73.85%
Not sure
5.71%
543

Comments

Live Debate

Any good reason why South Africa doesn't celebrate Africa Day?

by Ndou Paul | 2012 November 08 | 2456 Views

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

'Don't be a nation of drunkards,' says Mnangagwa

by Thobekile Zhou | 25 May 2015 | 4648 Views

She defied convention and broke the glass ceiling - Part 1 - My name i...

by Nomazulu Thata - taken from eBook: 'Sweetmother' | 25 May 2015 | 2779 Views

Mugabe faces jail over forged ID

by Staff Reporter | 25 May 2015 | 8971 Views

Mujuru's leadership capacity questioned - FORMER Vice-President Joice ...

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 4489 Views

Man catches wife pants down with another man, bites off lovers cheek -...

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 5480 Views

Jonathan Moyo must not pretend to be dull - Pretending to be dull is a...

by Gift Mambipiri | 25 May 2015 | 2697 Views

Woman attacks lover's target with a brick

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 2388 Views

Zimbabwe fights to claim Grace Mugabe's £4m villa - The cash-strapped...

by Peta Thornycroft - The Telegraph Group | 25 May 2015 | 4719 Views

Man 'begs' for sex with male gospel artist - Little known gospel arti...

by Staff Reporter | 25 May 2015 | 4821 Views

Mugabe's poison - President Mugabe has called on South Africans to dir...

by Zimvigil Co-ordinator | 25 May 2015 | 3965 Views

Principal molests 15-year-old female student

by Staff Reporter | 25 May 2015 | 2840 Views

Zimbabwean man selling aphrodisiac in the streets - Video - Zimbabwe...

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 2484 Views

Chicken Inn opens outlet in Gwanda

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 1574 Views

Moeletsi Mbeki's think tank could be a project of westerners - EDITOR...

by Chido Chikuni | 25 May 2015 | 1301 Views

MDC-T blast Jonathan Moyo over ZBC insolvency remarks - The MDC-T orga...

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 1463 Views

Africans must deal with Mugabe - Opposition Politicians have called fo...

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 1392 Views

Zimbabwe needs liberation not SA, Mugabe told - President Robert Mugab...

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 2439 Views

Zim serial robbers failed to challenge incriminating evidence in Botsw...

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 1299 Views

Chaos as Zimbabwe shops reject SA rands - There was reportedly chaos a...

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 4690 Views

Mugabe owes Kaukonde $30 million - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe last Thursd...

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 3777 Views

Zanu-PF chairperson joins MDC-T - ZANU-PF Gokwe Town Centre chairperso...

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 3615 Views

Man fatally assaulted at a prayer confession session

by Nokusa Masuku | 25 May 2015 | 2857 Views

Welshman Ncube accuses West of sponsoring conflict

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 25 May 2015 | 2383 Views

Khaya Moyo questions Tsvangirai's sanity

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 25 May 2015 | 2270 Views

Mliswa accused of inciting hatred, tribalism and violence

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 2590 Views

Justice will not make me get my arms back- Botswana shooting victim - ...

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 1476 Views

Protesters bay for Langa's blood

by Stephen Jakes | 25 May 2015 | 2494 Views

Political development is more than the exit of Mugabe

by Tendai Kwari | 25 May 2015 | 1665 Views

Entertainment

ZTV blackout looms - ZIMBABWE will likely miss the June 17 Internation...

by Staff reporter | 25 May 2015 | 2952 Views

Bulawayo snubs Big Nuz - AFTER gathering strength to make the long tr...

by Kusile Madlela | 25 May 2015 | 2627 Views

Winky D face 10 year UK ban for fraud

by Staff Reporter | 24 May 2015 | 5021 Views

Ngibhace ezizweni - Unkown Artist - ...

by Staff Reporter | 23 May 2015 | 3745 Views

Zimbabwe linked Tinashe nominated for a BET award - TINASHE Jorgenson ...

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2015 | 2362 Views

Don Moen to perform at Prophet Magaya's crusade - American gospel mu...

by Staff reporter | 23 May 2015 | 2271 Views
iBlog

Time To Kiss Zimbabwe Goodbye Forever.

By israel dubethings fall apart at zanupf. brother turns against brother, sister betrays sister. the center cannot hold anymore. as the walls of oppression and discrimination collapse, matebeles must make sure that they do not find themselves lost i... Read More
myAfroTube 03 November 2014 ago

Rules Or Relationship

The dog does not need a lead to go for a walk. its owner can just speak a word and the dog responds. now, we are not comparing ourselves to dogs, we are comparing performance-based christian living to relationship-based christian living. big, big ... Read More
LindaDiokpa 30 December 2014 ago