Chinese nationals Luo Tin Gpen and Li Yize have been sentenced to 42 months in prison by Harare Magistrate Hosea Mujaya. The pair together with accomplice, Gamuchirai Nigel Zuze shot Zanu-PF MP Keith Guzah’s son, Kevin Guzah and his girlfriend Kudzanai Nduku in a case of mistaken identity, thinking that the two were responsible for an earlier robbery. Zuze was sentenced to 30 months in prison. Nine months were suspended for each of the convicts meaning that Gpen and Yize will serve 33 months each and while Zuze will serve 21 months in jail. In passing sentence, Mujaya said,
The company which employed the three accused persons did not co-operate with the investigations officer, as they refused to give details on who was carrying which gun. I cannot say it was deliberate, but a company which operates with these dangerous weapons should obviously know who is carrying which gun and at what time.
It was a traumatic experience for me and I’m still traumatised. A neurosurgeon said one of the major veins was damaged and that I may never walk again. His explanation to my understanding meant that I have a permanent injury and chances that I walk again are limited.