D-Day for Silobela brother-in-law killer

An 17-year-old Silobela woman, who allegedly fatally stabbed her brother-in-law with a kitchen knife following an argument, will know her fate today.

BY STEPHEN CHADENGA

Pamela Homela from Chief Ntabeni, aged 16 at the time she allegedly committed the crime, stabbed the now deceased, Proud Moyo (17) once on the chest leading to his death.

Homela appeared before High Court judge, Justice Maxwell Takuva sitting at the Gweru circuit, facing murder charges. Takuva will deliver judgment, on the matter today.

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During the trial that ended yesterday, Homela was inconsistent and at one time admitted to the crime, but later claimed the deceased stabbed himself, as the two tussled for the knife. She said the two always argued and alleged that Moyo was the one who got hold of the knife and she thought he was going to stab her.

It is the State’s case that on August 11, 2014, Moyo went into the kitchen intending to take a knife he wanted to use to mend his scotch cart tyre. He found Homela using the knife and a dispute ensued over its use, with the latter refusing to release it.
As the two fought for the knife, Homela allegedly stabbed the deceased once on the chest.

Moyo staggered from the kitchen hut before falling and dying instantly.

The accused was found holding the knife and had blood stains on her clothes. A report was made to the police leading to her subsequent arrest.

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