A FOUR-MAN gang from Cowdray Park suburb has been arraigned before the courts on allegations they teamed up in stabbing a man over a shebeen misunderstanding.
Meluleki Dube (19), Mchasiseli Dube (21), Mboniseni Ndlovu (19) and one juvenile who cannot be named, face attempted murder charges after they stabbed Bruno Mureya (21).
This came to light yesterday when they all appeared before Western Commonage provincial magistrate Willard Mafios Moyo, where they all pleaded guilty to assaulting Mureya. However, they said he had been stabbed by Meluleki.
They were granted $100 bail and were told to report to the police every Friday until judgment was passed. Prosecutor Mufaro Mageza told the court that on December 25 last year the gang was drinking beer at a shebeen in Cowdary Park, when Mureya had a misunderstanding with Meluleki, who later approached him with a gang outside the illicit drinking place.
Mureya said Meluleki was drunk and he tried to convince him not to behave in the manner he was behaving. However, he took offence and mobilised a gang against him.
“Meluleki was drunk and had been teasing people, and I tried to convince him not to behave in that manner,” Mureya said.
They four waylaid Mureya, whom they confronted at around 9pm near the caravan bus stop, where they attacked him.
Meluleki took out his knife and stabbed the prostate Mureya in the back.
Mureya was rushed to hospital where he was stitched and referred to Harare for further medical attention.
A report from Harare said the knife had broken inside Mureya’s body, but doctors failed to find it. The matter is set to continue on