Man dies after being pushed by friend during game

Online Reporter

A well known taxi operator in Victoria Falls died in hospital from head injuries he sustained after his friend allegedly pushed him at a beer drink.

The man, Sifelani Chuma (48) was the owner of 8 Taxi Company in Victoria Falls.

It is alleged that last week Chuma and his close friend Malvin Nyoni (42) were having a beer drink at Chinotimba Tarven when the two engaged in an unspecified game which saw Nyoni pushing Chuma who fell headlong and hit on the back of the vehicle.

Nyoni has since appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Ms Linda Dzvene for initial remand on a charge of murder following his arrest over the incident.

He was remanded in custody to 6 December and advised to approach the High Court for bail.

The Court was told that the two were friends.

It is alleged that on the fateful day, Nyoni arrived at the tavern and found the now deceased drinking beer.

Chuma offered Nyoni some beer but Nyoni refused, telling him he was not going to drink on that particular day.

“The deceased pushed the accused and the accused person retaliated by pushing the deceased with his hands on the chest. The deceased fell backwards and hit the rear fender of his vehicle with the back of the head,” said the prosecutor,  Mrs Portia Moyo.

It is alleged that Chuma, in pain, asked to be helped to lie in the boot of his vehicle which was open.

His friends took him home where they left him

Mr Qiniso Ncube, one of his employees later decided to check on him and found him lying on the floor complaining about pain on the back of the head.

Mr Ncube rushed Chuma to Victoria Falls Hospital where he was admitted and treated.

He however succumbed the following day prompting police to open investigations and arrest Nyoni for murder.

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