Harare – A 24-year-old man who shot and killed a rank marshal in the Central Business District over a parking space brawl has been granted bail at the High Court. He was remanded to October 26.
Lloyd Kobekile, who is being represented by Tendai Rusinahama and Oliver Marwe, appeared before a Harare magistrate facing murder charges.
The state led by prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa alleges that on October 10, at around 10:00hours, Kobekile who was in the company of his two sisters left his car parked at a parking bay at Corner Angwa Street and Nkwame Nkuruma Avenue.
The court heard that he proceeded to the Deeds office leaving his sisters, Takudzwa Mugabe and Lorraine Kobekile in the car.
The now deceased who was a rank marshal reportedly went and confronted the two sisters asking why they had parked in one of his bays.
It is alleged that the now deceased became violent demanding the removal of the car from the bay.
Upon his return to the car Kobekile was attacked by the now deceased and his colleagues.
It is the State’s case that during this time, the gang that was attacking him broke the car window, placed some cardboard boxes and set the car alight.
Kobekile reportedly tried to escape from the enraged mob but they continued to attack him with stones and iron bars.
He allegedly withdrew his 6,35mm AG Brevetto pistol and fired three warning shots in the air, but the deceased and his colleagues are said to have continued attacking him.
Kobekile then fired a shot targeted at the now deceased who died on the spot.