Ex-Bosso star granted bail over fatal assault

Edmore Sibanda

Edmore Sibanda

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
FORMER Highlanders goalkeeper, Edmore Sibanda who was arrested for a murder committed in 2006, was yesterday granted bail.

Sibanda, popularly known as MaMkhwebu, appeared in court on Tuesday for allegedly fatally assaulting a man in a fight over a woman in 2006.

Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya granted Sibanda $100 bail.

“You’re ordered to reside at your given address and report to Hwange Police Station every Friday as part of your bail conditions,” said Tashaya.

He remanded Sibanda to January 22 next year.

Prosecuting, Nkathazo Dlodlo told the court that on August 19, 2006, Sibanda teamed up with two others who are still at large and assaulted a man, leading to his death.

“Sibanda in the company of Andrew and Shelton Magutshwe pummelled Wesley Tawanda Nyamupungidze with empty bottles. They punched and kicked him all over the body in a fight over a woman,” said Dlodlo.

The man later died.

Sibanda is among the notable Bosso stars having played for the Bulawayo giants between 1999 and 2004.

The eccentric ex-goalkeeper was a crowd favourite, combining clowning antics with sublime reflexes.

He is an assistant coach at Hwange Juniors.

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