Kombi Tout (Hwindi) Slaps Motorist To Death
Morris Maphosa Chauke a kombi tout appeared in court on Monday facing murder charges. The accused is reported to have slapped a motorist to death during a brawl in High Glen.
Chauke appeared before Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga and was not asked to plead. Chauke was remanded in custody to December 21.
The accused was referred to the High Court for bail considerations because he is facing a third schedule offence.
According to H-Metro on September 19 at around 3 pm. The now-deceased Annias Chiyangwa, 63, parked his Nissan truck at PBC garage so that it could be serviced by his nephew Tendai Mugugu as he walked to Mashwede Complex to buy lunch.
The court learned that at around 3:30 pm while Chiyangwa was walking back to his car, a yellow Toyota Hiace without registration plates approached Chiyangwa and Chauke was touting for customers hanging at the back of the kombi.
Chauke reportedly then asked Chiyangwa whether Chiyangwa was going to Kuwadzana and a misunderstanding arose between them before Chauke slapped Chiyangwa who then fell to the ground.
He then went on to kick Chiyangwa on his neck whilst he was lying down and he fell unconscious. Chauke jumped back into his kombi and flee from the scene.
Police officers from Glen Norah attended the scene and Chiyamgwa’s body was ferried to Parktown hospital where he was announced dead upon arrival and a few days later a post moterm was done by Dr Saurelin Malogan Marting who concluded that he died due to moderate head trauma, brain damage and global subarachnoid haemorrhage.