Kuda Mahachi Acquitted

WARRIORS footballer Kuda Mahachi was acquitted of two counts of attempted murder by Bulawayo regional magistrate Mr Mark Dzira on Friday.

Mahachi was charged with two counts of attempting to murder his son.

The footballer, on the other hand, breathed a sigh of relief after Magistrate Dzira ruled that the State had failed to prove the essential elements of the case, and that the witnesses’ evidence was contradictory and disjointed.

Mahachi was accused of assaulting his son with an iron bar on the head and mouth on a date unknown to the prosecutor but between 25 February and 14 April 2022.

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He was also alleged to have poured hot water all over his body before assaulting him with a charger cable all over the body.

Presenting his judgment, Magistrate Dzira said the complainant gave contradictory statements during cross-examination. He further said other witnesses who testified also gave inconsistent testimonies and it was difficult to ascertain who was lying and who was telling the truth.

The magistrate further said the medical experts could not figure out the cause of the injuries hence the dismissal of the case and acquittal of Mahachi.

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