A Zimbabwean man allegedly killed his Zambian business partner by striking him with a log following a heated dispute over the sharing of profits after the two had sold fish.

The 20-yer-old, Evans Ngwenya allegedly struck Paul Banda twice with a log and struck his skull following a dispute at Sengwa Fishing Camp in Binga.

Banda succumbed to the injuries upon admission to Siabuwa clinic.

Ngwenya was ccharged with murder and has since approached the High Court seeking bail pending trial.

In his bail application, Ngwenya offered to pay $200 bail and to continue residing at his given address until the case has been finalized.

He also offered to surrender his canoe as surety.

The State opposed the bail application, arguing that there was no guarantee that the accused person wouldn’t flee if given bail

“The applicant is said to be from Gokwe and had visited Binga on fishing expedition and police are still making efforts to confirm his village of origin. It would therefore be risky to release him on bail because there is a likelihood of absconding,” said Ms Ngwenya.

According to court papers, Ngwenya and Banda went on a fishing expedition at Sengwa Fishing Camp in Binga district where they had an altercation after arguing on the fish sale profits.

During their fight, Ngwenya picked a log and struck Banda twice on the head.

He sustained head injuries and he was taken to Siabuwa Clinic the following day where he succumbed to the injuries.

A report was made at the police leading to Ngwenya’s arrest.

According to the post mortem report the cause of death was skull fracture and assault.

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