Gibson Mazikana is a Zimbabwean resident in the United Kingdom. He was accused of murdering his spouse Emily Munemo at her Hillingdon home on 30 January 2015. Gibson Mazikana is believed to have killed Emily Munemo because he blamed her for his conviction in a police officer assault case. He would later be found guilty and sentenced for the crime.

Shoniwa Gibson Mazikana
Gibson Mazikana
Gibson Mazikana (image credit: Hillingdontimes.co.uk)
Born October 4, 1973
Residence West London
Nationality Zimbabwean
Occupation Technician
Employer Transdev plc
Spouse(s) Emily Munemo

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Work

Madzikana once worked as a technician for Transedev Privaye Limited in London.[1]

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Past Violent Behavior

On November 23, 2013, police were called to the matrimonial home in Collingwood Road and Ms Munemo alleged that Mazikana had assaulted her. During his arrest, Mazikana attacked a police officer. He was acquitted of assaulting his wife but was convicted of assaulting the officer and was due to be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on the day of the alleged attack on Emily.[2]

Trial & Verdict

Mazikana was arrested on Monday February 2 and subsequently charged with murder. On August 18, 2015 Mazikana was found guilty of the murder of 42 year old Emily Munemo at Southwark Crown Court.[2] He is reported to have used two knives to inflict wounds on Emily. The second knife was used after the first knife had broken leaving the blade embedded in Emily's skull.[2]

Sentence

Gibson was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum 27 years. Investigating detectives are reported to have established that Mazikana had tried to arrange the killing of Emily Munemo but an associate refused to help him. He was also sentenced to 12 months for assaulting a police officer and four weeks for breaching bail conditions. These sentences would run concurrently with the murder one.[3]




References

  1. , [1], retrieved:16 Feb 2015"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Man stabbed estranged wife to death in 'frenzied attack' that left blade embedded in her head, Mirror, Published: August 19, 2015, Retrieved: August 20, 2015
  3. Man jailed for life for estranged wife's murder in Hillingdon, BBC News, Published: August 20, 2015, Retrieved: August 21, 2015