ZIMBABWE: MAN TO HANG FOR MURDER OF CHIREDZI CIO BOSS
October 27, 2012: In Zimbabwe, a 34-year-old man who shot and killed the Chiredzi Central Intelligence Organisation district head while trying to steal his vehicle was sentenced to death. Clemence Munyanyi was convicted at the High Court sitting in circuit court in Masvingo of murder with actual intent.
Munyanyi of Ingwani village in Sengwe communal lands was found guilty of shooting and killing Regis Dongonda who was in his vehicle outside Chishamiso beerhall in Chiredzi three years ago.
Justice Samuel Kudya also slapped Munyanyi with a 14-year-jail term for shooting and seriously injuring Dongonda's workmate Rudo Mavimbo.
Munyanyi was represented by Mr Charles Ndlovu of Ndlovu andHwacha Legal Practitioners.
He will, however, serve an effective seven years in jail for attempted murder and attempted robbery after Justice Kudya ordered him to serve his sentences for attempted murder and attempted robbery concurrently.
Munyanyi has an automatic right to appeal to the Supreme Court against his sentence before he could be hanged.
He might also benefit from Presidential clemency. (Sources: herald.co.zw, 27/10/2012)