A Harare man was shot three times in the head by assailants while sitting in his car with his girlfriend who was then held hostage and raped.
The couple was sitting in a car along Lomagundi Road when they were attacked.
H-Metro reported that one of the suspects, identified as Tapiwa Mbirimi also has pending armed robbery and attempted murder charges.
Mbirimi appeared before magistrate, Stanford Mambanje, on Wednesday facing fresh murder, robbery, and rape charges.
He was remanded in custody to 15 May, pending the finalisation of investigations.
Prosecuting, Lancelot Mutsokoti said that on 19 November 2022, Mbirimi, together with his accomplice only known as Archford, confronted the now deceased Tendai Kandendu.
Kandendu was in the company of his girlfriend and they were sitting in their parked vehicle along Lomagundi Road in Harare.
Mbirimi was allegedly armed with a pistol while his accomplice had a knife.
The duo attacked the couple, demanding money but Kandendu fought back and reached for his gun, which was in the car.
Mbirimi and Archford wrestled Kandendu and took his gun and shot him three times in the head, killing him instantly.
The duo allegedly took Kandendu’s girlfriend hostage and stole the couple’s phones and US$300.
Mbirimi dragged the girl to a nearby bush and raped her before telling him to seek assistance from a nearby house.
He then melted into the darkness.