1. The Court below misdirected itself when it held that this was a case of a single identifying witness. This misdirection, however, had no effect on the outcome of this appeal because
the Court did consider and assess all the other evidence placed before it, including the evidence of recent possession of the stolen motor vehicle.
2. Conclusive medical evidence, including evidence of blood groups, is not always necessary for a conviction to be founded and secured. This extends to medical evidence as to the cause of death. In this case evidence of human blood groupings was absolutely irrelevant. Cases of Mushanga v The People SCZ Judgment No. 18 of 1983 Kashenda Njunga & Others v The People (1988/89) ZR 1 applied.
3. The doctrine of recent possession of stolen property applied to the appellants' case, and the learned trial Judge was on firm ground when he applied it against them. The appellants had an opportunity to offer an explanation for possession which might reasonably be true; but they failed to do so. The cases of George Nswana v The People (1988-89) ZR 174 and Zonde and Others v The People (1981) ZR 337 applied.
4. The statement given by the deceased on the spot where the deceased lay gravely injured qualified to be treated as res gestae. The statement was contemporaneous and spontaneous with the deadly stabbing which occurred, and there was no possibility of concoction or distortion.
5. There is no rule of law that an allegedly stolen article must be an exhibit in a trial unless the question of its identity or ownership arises. Case of Kaposa Muke and Another v The People (1983) ZR 94 applied.