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Toddler (3) kills self with gun

by Staff reporter
05 Mar 2020 at 13:47hrs | Views
A RUWA man is being charged for the death of his three-year-old son who accidentally shot himself to death while playing with his gun in an incident that occurred on Sunday.

Admire Chafachaipa, 33, of Timire Park in Ruwa appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa charged with culpable homicide and was not asked to plead to the offence.

He was granted $300 bail and remanded to March 26 pending finalisation of investigations.

As part of bail conditions, he was ordered to continue residing at his current address, not to interfere with witnesses and investigations and report once a week at Ruwa Police Station.

According to State papers, the pistol was registered in his name and a certificate had been issued.
Prosecutor Lancelot Mutsokoti alleged that on March 1 Chafachaipa arrived home and removed his loaded pistol from his pockets placing it on the bed.

The court heard Chafachaipa left the gun unattended and proceeded to another room.
His three-year-old son entered the bedroom, took the gun and began playing with it.

The boy went into the passage and tempered with the trigger before accidentally shooting himself in the abdomen.
He was discovered bleeding profusely and was rushed to Ruwa Rehabilitation Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Source - dailynews