UNEDITED POLICE MEMORANDUM
SUBJECT : MURDER AS DEFINED IN SECTION 47 OF THE CRIMINAL LAW [CODIFICATION AND REFORM] ACT CHAPTER 9:23 WHICH OCCURRED AT CLUB 10 BAR CHIWARIDZO, BINDURA ON 16 APRIL 2019. [ TWO COUNTS]
This memo serves to put on record circumstances surrounding the above subject matter.
Deceased : 1. Shaw Tizora, a male adult aged 33 years
NR : 80-2000453-X80
Res : 11- 1st Street, Paradise Park, Marondera.
Bus : ZNA Band Artillery Brigade, Domboshava
Reg Number : 831984E
Rank : Bomberdier
2. Tawanda Gwarega, a male adult aged 35 years NR : 12-101786-P12 Res : 8405- 3rd Close, Glenorah C, Harare Bus : Ambulance Company ZNA Artillery Field, Domboshava Reg Number : 822785L Rank : Corporal
Informant : Jabson Pfuwe NR 83-143911Q-83, a male aged 32 years
Res : 8405-3rd Close, Glen Norah C, Harare
Bus : Ambulance Company ZNA Artillery Brigade, Domboshava;
Accused(s) : Top Take [NFPK]
On 16 April 2019 at about 0100 hours, the informant was in the company of Pumulani Khuumani, a male aged 30 years NR : 44-105552R-13 of 16134 Sunningdale 2, Harare and employed as a Medic at Ambulance Company ZNA Artillery Brigade, Domboshava Lesley Chitabura NR 63-1472483H-13, a female aged 25 years of house number 463 Kudzanai Street, Chipadze, Bindura and Nyasha Ngozo NR Unknown, a female aged 19 years of 463 Kudzanai Street, Chipadze, Bindura and the two deceased persons drinking beer at Club 10, Chiwaridzo in Bindura. They left Club 10, Chiwaridzo, Bindura proceeding towards Chipadze Secondary School, Bindura where the informant, Phumulani Khuumani and the now deceaseds are camped for Independence drills.
After they walked for about 70 metres along Chiwaridzo Aerodrome Road, Bindura, Phumulani Khuumani indicated that he was not interested in going to the campsite at that time as he wanted to go back to Club 10 and play snooker. His companions declined his idea and persuaded him not to return to Club 10. A scuffle ensued between the Phumulani Khuumani and his companions. As Phumulani Khuumani was being pulled by his companions against his will, he slapped Lesley Chitabura once on the cheek and she screamed. The accused heard the scream and he came from the same Club 10, Chiwaridzo in Bindura, in the company of Alexio Gumbato a male adult aged 36 years, NR: 63-015593-C63 of house number 1/66 Chipindura Street, Chipadze in Bindura and other unknown male adults. The accused enquired as to what was taking place, and thus when Phumulani Khuumani shouted, “Mhata yako”.
Accused felt provoked and he stabbed Phumulani Khuumani with a Flick knife once on the left arm, he went on to stab deceased 1 once on the back and once below his right eye before he turned to deceased 2 whom he stabbed once on the left side of the stomach leaving some intestines protruding and twice on the left hand. Informant was struck with a bottle on his right shoulder before he ran away.
After Phumulani Khuumani was stabbed, he managed to escape and ran towards Chipadze Secondary School, Bindura where he jumped over the durawall and found assistance from his colleagues who took him to Bindura hospital for medication.
On noticing the scuffle, Lesley Chitabura ran to Chiwaridzo Police and made a report. Nyasha Ngozo remained at the scene witnessing helpless. She called for help but no-one turned up.
The accused was picked by a vehicle which headed towards Chipadze Business Centre, Bindura.
Lesley Chitabura came back with details from ZRP Chiwaridzo who ferried the now deceased to Bindura Provincial Hospital who were showing some signs of life. The two were pronounced dead upon arrival at Bindura Provincial Hospital, Bindura.
Detectives from CID Bindura, ZNA Artillery Brigade and ZRP Chiwaridzo attended the scene and discovered some blood stains were on the tarmac. No exhibit was picked at the scene.
It was established that, Phumulani Khuumani is a brother to Lesley Chitabura whom the accused thought was a lady of the night who was being assaulted when she screamed after being slapped by her brother.
It was also established that, the accused person is an illegal gold panner of no fixed abode but he frequents Mazowe panning areas.
Phumulani Khuumani was treated and discharged. His condition is stable.
Post mortem is yet to be conducted on the bodies of the deceased persons.
Investigations are still underway and your office will be updated of any new developments in due course. ZRP Chiwaridzo RRB 3861692 and CID Bindura DR 14/04/19 refer.
CID BINDURA MEMO NUMBER /19 DATED 16/04/19.