‘Se­rial killer’ Jindu re­manded in cus­tody

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Cyn­thia Dube Court re­porter

A SUS­PECTED se­rial killer from Bulawayo, who al­legedly shot dead his friend and a neigh­bour be­fore bury­ing them in shal­low graves in Burnside sub­urb, was yes­ter­day fur­ther re­manded in cus­tody.

Rodney Ton­gai Jindu (26) of Glen­garry who is fac­ing charges of killing his neigh­bour Mboneli Joko Ncube (30) and child­hood friend Cyprian Kadzu­runga (28) yes­ter­day ap­peared be­fore Mr Ti­nashe Tashaya in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of Ncube. He was fur­ther re­manded in cus­tody to May 5. Jindu was ar­rested on Fe­bru­ary 3 for al­legedly killing Kudzu­runga of Queens Park East and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions linked him to ear­lier mur­der of Ncube on Jan­uary 29.

He al­legedly shot Ncube, dis­mem­bered his body and set the pieces on fire be­fore bury­ing them in four shal­low graves.

Jindu will be back in court on April 25 to an­swer charges of killing Kadzu­runga.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Nkat­hazo Dlodlo said on Jan­uary 12 this year, Jindu drove to a su­per­mar­ket sit­u­ated at cor­ner Robert Mu­gabe Way and 11th Av­enue and met Ncube.

They pro­ceeded to Burnside sub­urb, but the rea­son for the trip was not men­tioned in court pa­pers.

Mr Dlodlo said on ar­rival in Burnside, Jindu pulled out an Op­tima pis­tol se­rial num­ber 13752 from his car and al­legedly shot Ncube twice in the chest and he died on the spot.

He then al­legedly chopped the body into pieces, set them on fire be­fore bury­ing them in four dif­fer­ent shal­low graves.

Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions led to the ar­rest of Jindu and he con­fessed to the killing.

He al­legedly made in­di­ca­tions which led to the re­cov­ery of the body parts at four dif­fer­ent sites where they were buried.

The firearm al­legedly used in com­mit­ting the of­fence was re­cov­ered. — @cyn­thi­amthembo1

Rodney Ton­gai Jindu

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