Saturday, 23 April 2016


Caps United skipper Method Mwanjali will spend the weekend in custody after the High Court deferred his bail application hearing on charges of attempted murder to Monday.
Justice Samuel Kudya deferred the case to next week to enable the State to file its response and a medical affidavit.

 The medical affidavit will enable the court to ascertain the extent of injuries suffered by the stab victim.

“The matter was postponed to Monday to enable prosecution to file their response to the bail application,” said Mr Tinofara Hove of TK Hove and partners, who is representing the Caps United skipper.

This means Mwanjali will know his fate on Monday. Mwanjali (33) allegedly stabbed Tonderai Nhunzvi with a knife in the early hours of Sunday following an altercation in the parking lot at Long Cheng Plaza in Harare.

He appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe challenging his placement on remand but it was thrown out for lack of merit.
He was advised to apply for bail at the High Court because the magistrates’ court has no jurisdiction over such matters. Mr Hove filed the bail application on Thursday. The hearing hit a snag after the court requested to see the medical report while the State requested for time to file their response.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Mpumalanga Black Aces defender’s victim is battling for his life in a Harare hospital.

He was allegedly stabbed twice in the stomach.
Mwanjali’s accomplice and team mate Archiford Gutu was granted $100 bail, and will appear in court on the same day. Gutu is facing malicious damage to property.
The State alleged that the parties met at an intersection in the Long Cheng Plaza complex and their vehicles almost collided.

Gutu, who was behind the wheel, allegedly got out of the vehicle and charged towards Nhunzvi, who had three passengers on board and confronted him accusing him of reckless driving.

As Gutu was shouting, Nhunzvi reportedly closed his car windows and this irritated Gutu, who allegedly then smashed the windscreen using an unknown object.

Mwanjali allegedly joined in the melee and drew a knife out and is said to have stabbed Nhunzvi twice in the stomach.

Nhunzvi’s friend, Lionel Muchena, who reportedly tried to stop Mwanjali from stabbing Nhunzvi, was caught in the crossfire and sustained a cut on his hand. herald


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