TANZANIA: APPEAL COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY OF TRIO
October 21, 2019:
The Court of Appeal of Tanzania has confirmed the death sentence imposed on three residents of Ihumwa Village within Dodoma Municipality for killing in November 2011 their fellow villager, in the course of forcefully taking from him some 59 heads of cattle, the Daily News reported on 20 October 2019. (Sources: The Daily News, 20/10/2019)
In their judgment delivered in Dodoma Registry recently, the justices of the appeals court noted from the evidence that Philimon Chimwagamwaga, the deceased, whose body was found in the bush, met his death while grazing cattle and that those who caused his death, left with those animals.
Justices Batuel Mmilla, Sivangilwa Mwangesi and Jacobs Mwambegele ruled against the three appellants, Wyclife Salum, alias Nyendo, Shaban Kefa, alias Njulumui and John Mangwela, after dismissing the appeal they lodged to challenge the findings of the High Court.
"We hold that the case against the appellants was sufficiently proved and thereby, making the appeal to be devoid of merit. Without any further ado, we dismiss it in its entirety," the justices declared.