Mutare businessman charged with murder -Newsday Zimbabwe
Mutare businessman Daniel Magaisa has been arrested and charged with murder.
It is alleged that over the weekend, Magaisa teamed up with his security guard, a boss and a person only identified as Wale, who is on the run to assault a robber at his nightclub, resulting in his death.
The businessman and his co-defendant have since appeared in court and were given bail of $70,000 each by Mutare Magistrate Langton Carter.
According to a police memorandum dated October 23, the fourth defendant is at large.
Magaisa, known as Dhunza in the eastern border town, was arrested along with Kuda Chineuriri (29), a boss Blessing Makore (21) and a security guard.
The police memorandum states that Magaisa is the owner of Dhunza Night Club located at Boka Business Center, Dangamvura.
The police memo also says the deceased was at Dhunza nightclub when he allegedly stole a cellphone.
He was beaten by the quartet who used iron bars and wooden logs.
The note further claims that Magaisa was informed of the incident and allegedly participated in the assault on the deceased. They left him unconscious behind the store.
At around 07:00 the next morning, Venenzia Mapuranga, who is employed by the businessman, saw the body of the deceased lying lifeless behind a prefabricated wall. She telephoned Magaisa to inform her of the body.
The matter was then reported to the police, which led to the arrest of the defendants.
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