Zesa employees charged with homicide


TWO Zesa Holdings employees who negligently left the mains switch of a supply line on while a co-worker was conducting maintenance work resulting in him dying from electrocution have been charged with culpable homicide.


James Mushure (41) and Tinotenda Muchangani (25) appeared before Kwekwe resident magistrate Taurai Manwere on Monday facing a culpable homicide charge after the death of their co-worker More Moyo on April 23, 2012.

Moyo was electrocuted while attempting to connect a Weather Dac cable on a live power line in Rutendo, Redcliff.

It is the State’s case that Mushure and Muchangani were supposed to ensure that all safety precautions were carried out before making any connections to the power line.

Mushure, who was the more senior employee on sight at the time, is accused of failing to ensure that the mains were switched off before commencing work.

The State alleges that because of this negligence, Moyo was “fried” to death when he touched the live power lines.

The two are denying the allegations and were remanded out of custody to May 18 for trial.

Tinashe Mhonda prosecuted.