Man killed while saving son

Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A FORT Rixon man trying to save his son from a gang attack ended up being killed on New Year’s Day.

His teenage son witnessed his assault.

Michael Mlotshwa, 26, allegedly picked up a log and struck Naison Moyo once on the head. Moyo died on his way to hospital.

Mlotshwa was part of a gang of mainly teenage boys who had an undisclosed misunderstanding with Moyo’s son. He appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sheunesu Matova facing murder charges.

The suspect was remanded in custody to January 20.

He was not asked to plead and Matova advised him to apply for bail at the High Court.

Nkathazo Dlodlo for the State alleges that on January 1 at around 2PM, Moyo’s son was involved in a fight with unnamed teenagers who were with Mlotshwa.

“When Moyo saw that his son risked being injured as a result of the misunderstanding, he tried to intervene. Mlotshwa picked up a log and struck Moyo once on the head,” said Dlodlo.

The court heard that Moyo died on his way to Zvishavane District Hospital.

“Mlotshwa tried escaping but was apprehended and found in possession of the alleged murder weapon,” he said.

Dlodlo told the court the State was opposed to Mlotshwa’s bail as he was also facing assault charges.


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  • Gatsheni kaGatsheni

    Kanti abantu sebahanjelwa ngunembeza? Impilo isifana lembodlela

  • nkanyiso

    @Mutape , i wonder how the papers you mention would have reported this story , to me it was a simple story, well reported but above all understood by me an ordinary citizen which in my opinion is the bottom line .Before you encourage editors to proof read before publishing how about you start by editing your own material before you send it , your last sentence appears to have some grammar mistake wouldnt have really picked up under normal circumstances !!!

  • Jotham

    If your son such an intelligent person – then how come he is not working under CNN. You are such a fool.