Rangarirai Samson, the accused, was brought before the Bindura Magistrates Court where she was charged with the murder of her nephew, Wenyasha Masawi. The court remanded her in custody until January 26, with no plea entered during the initial hearing.
The incident that led to Wenyasha Masawi’s death
The prosecution, led by Sheilla Kudzai Maribha, detailed that the incident occurred on December 6 when Samson discovered that her nephew, Wenyasha Masawi, had broken her glass bowl. This discovery allegedly triggered a violent reaction from Samson.
Enraged by the broken glass bowl, Samson reportedly took a piece of firewood and inflicted severe injuries upon Masawi. Concerned about Masawi’s deteriorating health, the accused then sought the help of local prophets in an attempt to save his life.
Despite the intervention of the prophets, Masawi’s health continued to decline, ultimately leading to his death on December 19. Following his death, Masawi’s body was taken to the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for a postmortem examination.
Post-mortem examination reveals woman’s heinous crime
The medical examination revealed that Masawi’s demise was a direct result of the injuries sustained during the attack. Subsequently, Rangarirai Samson was arrested and now faces the grave charge of murder.