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A Mwenezi Roman Catholic priest was on Wednesday convicted of culpable homicide after he rammed his vehicle into a motorbike carrying two Zanu-PF activists, killing them.

The incident occurred along the Triangle-Ngundu highway in December last year.

Father Gragemen Mudzingwa (31), the priest-in-charge at Neshuro Parish, who was believed to be drunk, encroached the opposite lane with his vehicle and hit the motorbike that was going in another direction, leading to the deaths of Enock Murere (30) and Evans Magumo (31).

Murere and Magumo were on their way to Chiredzi for a Zanu-PF meeting while the priest was driving towards Ngundu. Fr Mudzingwa pleaded guilty to culpable homicide when he appeared before Chiredzi provincial magistrate Mr Taengwa Chibanda.

He was represented by Mr Collins Maboke of Maboke, Ruvengo and Associates and was remanded out of custody to Saturday for sentence.

Fr Mudzingwa, through Mr Maboke, appealed for a lenient sentence, saying he was a first offender and had not wasted the court’s time and resources by admitting to the crime.

He also said he had materially assisted in the burial of the two men.

Source : The Herald

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