Killer blames Mugabe for his troubles


FRANCISTOWN: Attorney Zimbabwean, Willas Munyaradzi Maphorisa (31), fell come short of short of saying that their client committed the crime because of hard economic situation in Zimbabwe that many blame on Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe.

This emerged when counsel, Reneetswe Rabosotho, gave extenuating circumstances that may have led Maphorisa to kill Vivian Monedi Moyo, 79, and steal clothes from his home in Block 5 here in 2007. Rabosotho said that without trivialising the seriousness of the offence, the accused committed the offence when he was 23-years-old.

“We submit that he was quite youthful and youthfulness exuberance may have had a bearing in his thinking. We also submit that in this case there is no clear evidence as to what caused the death of the deceased and subsequent stealing of clothes at Moyo’s yard,” Rabosotho submitted adding that the offence was not premeditated.

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