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Muvevi Cleared Of Six Murder Charges

Notorious ex-CID detective Jaison Muvevi, who made headlines after allegedly gunning down three people in Hwedza in January this year, is smiling after being cleared of six murder charges.

After he allegedly shot and killed three people in Hwedza, Muvevi fled to Mozambique, where he was captured.

After his capture, the police were eager to determine if he was behind six unsolved murder cases in Harare and Chitungwiza since 2020. Pursuant to this, Muvevi’s pistol was taken for ballistic tests approximately a month ago in an effort to link the forensic evidence to these six unsolved murder cases.

However, the ballistic tests determined that Jaison Muvevi did not pull the trigger in all six. Nevertheless, police remain optimistic that the long arm of the law will capture the perpetrator of the unsolved murder cases.

Speaking to The Sunday Mail, National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed that Jaison Muvevi had been cleared of six murder charges. He clarified that the former police detective now faces four alleged murder counts and two attempted murder charges.

“I can confirm that on Muvevi’s charges, he remains facing four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder,” Assistant Commissioner Nyathi said.

In addition to the three alleged murders in Hwedza, Muvevi is allegedly connected to another murder that took place in November 2022 in Eastlea, Harare.

A police source who spoke to the publication on condition of anonymity confirmed the results of the ballistic tests and that Muvevi had been cleared of six murder allegations.

“The results from the forensic ballistic analysis did not match his weapon. So, automatically he was cleared of the six suspected murder cases. The situation is still the same in terms of his other charges. So, he is still facing four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder,” the police source said.

Last Monday, Muvevi appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Dennis Mangosi for routine remand and was further remanded in custody to March 6.

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