ZUPCO Conductor Killer Suspect Receives $ 20,000 Bail
By Marie Taruvinga
A 35-year-old Harare man, Campion Marowa, accused of shooting Zimbabwe Passengers Company (ZUPCO) bus driver Joyce Kuzhumbwa (22) last month was released on $ 20,000 bail by High Court Judge Judge Webster Chinamhora.
This follows a successful request through his lawyer, Kingstone Mukanganwi of the Mugiya and Muvhami law firm.
As part of his bail condition, Marowa was ordered to report three times a week to Harare Central Police Station, not to interfere with state witnesses, and to continue to reside at his house. indicated address.
His release comes a month after he was denied bail by Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi.
Marowa also faces other charges of theft and violating the gun law.
Prosecutors allege he also stole 20 liters of diesel from another bus operator.
According to the state, on September 13 of this year at around 8.45 p.m., the accused boarded a ZUPCO bus in which Kuzhumbwa, now deceased, was the driver.
It is alleged that Marowa was armed with an Astra 38 revolver loaded with three cartridges.
Prosecutors allege that when the bus reached its destination in Dzivaresekwa, Harare, the accused was one of the last passengers to disembark the bus while the driver filled out his logbooks.
Marowa reportedly fired a loaded revolver his waist before fatally shooting the driver.
It is alleged that after committing the offense, he removed the cartridges and hid them at Harare Polytechnic along Samora Machel Avenue.
The accused then proceeded to No. 9 Rudland Avenue, Belvedere, Harare, where he had been deployed on guard duty the day before and hid the revolver which was now loaded with two rounds in a locker room without inform the guard on duty.
The court overheard Marowa telling his supervisor Munyaradzi Musekiwa by text message on September 14 at around 3:43 am where he had hidden the gun.
It is alleged that the evidence linking the accused to the offense is the recovery of the remaining cartridges.
The accused also voluntarily gave instructions to the police.
In another case, Marowa is also accused of stealing 25 liters of diesel from the Eagle Liner bus company.
He is also charged with violating the Firearms Act after discharging a firearm to deter an Eagle Liner employee from manhandling him after stealing the fuel.