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A TEENAGER from Lower Gweru was on Tuesday slapped with an effective three years in prison after he was convicted for culpable homicide by a High Court Judge.

The juvenile from Village Fayabo, Chief Sogwala, Lower Gweru, hit 22 year old Osini Moyo with a knobkerrie following an argument over cattle herding.

Moyo later died as a result of injuries from the assault.

Justice Martin Makonese, sitting during the Gweru circuit court, accepted the juvenile’s plea of culpable homicide before sentencing him to six years.

However, three years were suspended for five years after Justice Makonese considered the boy’s age.

Prosecutor Tafadzwa Mpariwa told the court that on April 10 2014 and at around 10am, Moyo of Village Malinga, Chief Sogwala, Lower Gweru was herding cattle expecting that the juvenile would later take over the chore.

But the teenager refused to do his part (herding cattle) resulting in a heated argument between him and Moyo.

Ndumiso Moyo stopped the two from quarrelling but Moyo and the boy continued trading insults.

The juvenile then slapped Moyo once on the cheek before hitting him (Moyo) once on the head with a knobkerrie.

More drama was about to ensue when Ndumiso intervened and persuaded Moyo to go home.

On his way home Moyo started complaining of dizziness and later collapsed and died.

On learning of Moyo’s death the juvenile surrendered himself to the police.

A post mortem report indicated that the cause of Moyo’s death was severe head injuries on the skull.

Source : New Zimbabwe