Six DeMbare fans in court for murder


SIX suspected Dynamos Football Club supporters arrested in connection with the death of a Highlanders Football Club fan on Saturday are expected to appear in court today facing murder charges.

Richard Muponde
Senior Court Reporter

Thembelenkosini Hloli (24) of Sizinda was allegedly stabbed in the stomach at Renkini long-distance bus terminus after he was chased down by a Toyota Noah that had Dynamos supporters.

According to court papers seen by Southern Eye, the suspects include a well-known Dynamos supporter who is a police officer based in Plumtree and two women.

The suspects were identified as Chamas Misiwo, Rodger Dye Trehcsen, Onisimo Maphosa, George Chapindura, Pretty Ndoro and Nady Nyoni.

Their lawyer, Lawrence Chikwakwa of Sansole and Senda Legal Practitioners confirmed that the six had been charged with murder. He said a post mortem had been conducted at the United Bulawayo Hospitals and the results were released yesterday.

“The post mortem results said he was stabbed with a sharp object,” Chikwakwa said.

“It does not specifically say he was stabbed with a screwdriver. However, it could be spikes or a screwdriver.

“They are all appearing in court tomorrow (today) morning.”

Hloli was allegedly walking with a group of Highlanders supporters when he was accused of stoning the car that had Dynamos fans following skirmishes after the final whistle at Barbourfields Stadium.

A family spokesperson, Themba Hloli, said the doctors told them his brother died of internal bleeding after he was stabbed in the stomach.

Two more suspects charged with malicious damage to property after they were fingered in the stoning of the car would appear in court today for plea recording.

They are currently held in remand prison.


  1. My heart goes out to Hloli’s bereaved family. Such a young life tragically taken and for what? To demonstrate tribal pride? I call it bigotry. There is a consequence to every action. and I’m afraid I see pay back time coming. Silence is not a sign of timidity. To those responsible for this dastardly act an those who are celebrating – Be afraid. Very afraid.

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