Two Zimbabwean brothers based in the UK left fellow countrymen in shock after murdering 26-year-old Craig Maposa and have since been arrested and charged.
The victim succumbed to a serious head injury inflicted during an assault in Leicester. Blessing Mukunguruste, 30, residing on Coronation Avenue, Wigston, and Brendon Mukunguruste, 27, residing on Cleveleys Avenue, Braunstone, are scheduled to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court today to face charges related to the tragedy.
The assault on Craig Maposa unfolded in the early hours of Saturday, August 5, on Gower Street in Leicester’s city centre. After the brutal attack, Maposa returned to his residence in Eyres Monsell, but his condition rapidly deteriorated.
He was subsequently rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. The heart-wrenching decision to withdraw life support was made on Tuesday, August 8, leading to Maposa’s untimely demise.
In the wake of this devastating loss, Craig Maposa’s family released a heartfelt statement:
“We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of Craig and ask for privacy while we try to come to terms with what has happened.”
As authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Craig’s death, they make a heartfelt plea for assistance from the public, iHarare reports.
“We appeal for anyone who has information which may help to please contact the investigation team,” the family implored.
The Zimbabwean community in the UK, as well as friends and well-wishers, have expressed their condolences and support for the grieving family. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the devastating consequences of violence.
The arrest of Blessing and Brendon Mukunguruste in connection with Craig Maposa’s death highlights the importance of addressing violence within communities. As the legal proceedings unfold, authorities strive to ensure justice is served for the victim and his family. This tragedy underscores the need for individuals to come forward with any information that might aid in the investigation and prosecution of such heinous crimes.
In this trying time, the Zimbabwean community stands united in seeking justice and commemorating the life of Craig Maposa. As details continue to emerge, the world watches closely, hoping that justice will be served for the victim and his grieving family.