Three minors who allegedly killed a 1 Commando Regiment soldier, on Thursday night after he allegedly attacked their mother over suspected arson at his parents’ home in Zaka have been granted bail by Zaka Magistrate Court.
Speaking on the case, lawyer Rungano Mahuni who is representing the children commended the court for granting bail to the accused minors.
“Today we witnessed justice, the court upheld professionalism by granting bail to these children with no attached special conditions” he said
Dubai based business woman and human rights activist, Edith Chibhamu assisted the trio with facilitation of legal representation.
Bhasopayi arrived at the accused person’s home at around 10pm, forced himself into the accused’s room and woke them up before going to their mother’s bedroom, where he stabbed her with a knife, accusing her husband of torching his parents’ hut.
The trio’s mother cried for help and on realising their mother was in danger, the 15-year-old accused person grabbed Bhasopayi from the back and the other two accused persons started to assault the soldier using logs.
It is alleged the accused persons took an axe which was in the room and struck Bhasopayi several times on the head until he collapsed.
The accused persons left him unconscious and alerted neighbours and police.
The police officers attended the scene and found Bhasopayi’s body lying in a pool of blood.
The police searched the body and recovered a Zimbabwe National Army identity card, three blue tablets, cigarettes and loose dagga.
The body was taken to Masvingo General Hospital for post-mortem while the accused’s mother was referred to Ndanga District Hospital for medical attention.