Two Zimbabwean brothers accused of killing a fellow Zimbabwean in the UK have been remanded in custody.
Blessing (30) and Brendon Mukunguruste (27) appeared at
Leicester Crown Court and denied killing Craig Maposa (26) who passed away in
hospital earlier this month.
Maposa was injured on August 5, and collapsed at his home in
Leicester, the following day. He was rushed to hospital with a head injury but
failed to regain consciousness.
According to LeicesterLive, barristers for the brothers
declined to apply. A trial is due to take place in March 2024. They will remain
behind bars until the trial, which is expected to last between three and four
Judge Timothy Spencer KC told them: "You will stand
trial for murder on the 18th of March next year. There's no bail application. You're
remanded into custody. You must go down."
Leicestershire Police released a statement from his family,
in which they said: “We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of Craig and ask for
privacy while we try to come to terms with what has happened. As police
continue to investigate Craig’s death, we appeal for anyone who has information
which may help to please contact the investigation team.”