twentieth November 2022
By Erica Jecha
A SHAMVA man murdered his minor daughter in chilly blood final yr after he went right into a ‘trance’ at his homestead in Madhishi Village, Shamva, the Excessive Courtroom heard lately.
Zexteen Dzemwa was acquitted by Excessive Courtroom choose Justice Munamato Mutevedzi who dominated that he was not in his proper thoughts when he fatally struck his daughter with an axe.
Witnesses who testified additionally advised court docket they had been nonetheless in shock as a result of Dzemwa cherished his kids dearly to harm them.
Additionally they advised court docket that on the fateful day he acted like somebody who was possessed because it was tough to apprehend and tie him to a tree.
Dzemwa solely gained consciousness after he was advised he had killed his daughter and the police had arrived to arrest him.
In court docket, Dzemwa defended himself saying he didn’t keep in mind the small print of the fateful day and believed there was an exterior pressure that brought on him to commit the crime.
In response to court docket papers, Dzemwa was left attending to his two daughters while his spouse went to wish at a mountain.
He additional claims that he proceeded to organize breakfast for them and noticed what appeared like a snake on the fireside.
Courtroom heard he began singing hymns denouncing evil spirits and despatched his different daughter to gather a bible from her mum who was praying within the mountain near their homestead.
As his daughter was making her approach again, Dzemwa’s spouse noticed her husband out of the blue putting their different lady who had remained residence with an axe and stuff earlier than she screamed for assist.
Neighbours struggled to cease him as he threatened to kill them as nicely.
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