By Obert Chifamba
HARARE- A Tafara man yesterday shot and killed his brother in a fight over parking space. Tendai Mungororo reportedly returned home from a funeral and found his 33-year-old brother Tichafunga’s car parked in his parking space.
According to a neighbour, an altercation ensued and Tendai allegedly hit his younger brother with an assortment of household utensils all over the body.
“Tendai’s wife could not restrain him as he was seething with anger. When Tichafunga realised the attack was escalating, he tried to escape whereupon Tendai rushed to his car, pulled a gun and shot him in the chest,” said the neighbour.
On realising what he had done, Tendai bundled Tichafunga into his car and drove him to Parirenyatwa Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The neighbour said Tendai’s wife then rushed to the Mungororo’s parents’ home in the same neighbourhood to report the incident.
Tendai is alleged to have handed himself over to the police. The pair’s brother Charles said he was not sure of what happened as he was away at the time of the shooting.
“At the moment I am utterly devastated and shocked. Nobody has told me what actually took place. I am now waiting to hear from the police. I do not even know where they are holding Tendai.
“We were only five children, four boys and one girl. Now we are only three, but the way Tichafunga has gone is just unimaginable,” he said, holding back tears. Efforts to get a comment from the police were fruitless.
In 2003, a Mhondoro teenager Desmond Chako of Chako Village, chief Chinyika, was fatally assaulted by his two brothers Wilson and Abel who accused him of stealing their elder sister’s money.
In another incident in 2010, a 19-year-old Guruve man allegedly fatally stabbed his father with a knife following a misunderstanding over draught animals. The father had drawn the knife with the intention of stabbing the son who managed to wrestle it from him and stabbed him to death.