GWERU - Two men from Shurugwi; Tonderai Ngulube and Nyasha Midzi were slapped with 25 years in jail each for murdering Gift Mukundi over a girlfriend.
The two pleaded guilty before High Court judge Nicholas Matonsi on May 03 in the Gweru High Court which was sitting on circuit.
It was the State's case that on December 13, 2017, Mukundi was in Can Night Club at Donga business centre when he had a misunderstanding with Henry Sibangeni who is still at large.
The argument, which was over a girlfriend, led to a fight between the two people.
Realising that their colleague Sibangeni was in a fight, Ngulube and Midzi ganged up against the deceased and armed themselves with bar stools which they used to strike Mukundi randomly all over the body.
Ngulube used the leg of a bar stool to stab Mukundi at the back of his head, and the victim fell down unconscious, and the trio fled.
The deceased was then carried to United Bulawayo Hospitals where the stool was removed but he was already dead.
Ngulube and Midzi were arrested a few days after the accident.
Mirirai Shumba stood for the State.crime