Manhunt for backyard burial ‘killer’ Teenager claims rape after getting $1 for sex
POLICE are looking for a 28-year-old man who allegedly killed his sister and buried the body in a shallow pit in the backyard of their Old Magwegwe home.
Since the body was exhumed on June 19, the man has been on the run.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said Silinde Ncube is wanted in connection with his sister’s murder.
“We are appealing for information that may lead to the location and detention of a murder suspect Silinde Ncube alias ‘Nde’ who went missing on 19 June 2017. His last known address is Number 1339 Old Magwegwe suburb where he stayed with his sisters, Angela Tshuma and the now deceased Patience Ncube,” reads the statement.
She said Angela left home for Esigodini on June 14 and left Patience and Ncube at home.
Upon her return, she could not locate her sister and her brother said Patience had suddenly left for South Africa.
When she realised that all of Patience’s belongings, including all her clothes and personal possessions were in the house, she became suspicious and reported the matter to the police.
Police later received a tip off that Ncube had been seen digging a pit in the yard in which he had buried an unidentified object.
Acting on the tip off, police officers dug at the spot and discovered the deceased’s remains.
Insp Simango said anyone who may have information on Ncube’s whereabouts must report at the nearest station.
“Anyone with information that may assist in the location of the suspect is kindly asked to contact the investigating officer Constable Mbofana on mobile number 0775 102 264 or the officer in charge of CID homicide Bulawayo, Detective Chief Inspector Mwezi M on (09) 71568 or 0772 312 645 or the nearest police station,” she said.
In another matter, police are investigating a suspected murder case after the body of an unidentified man was found in an advanced state of decomposition last month.
The man who had a deep cut on the neck was found at Mazwi Nature Reserve in Umguza on August 13.
“The deceased was putting on a grey pair of trousers, a long sleeved striped blue and white shirt as well as a multicoloured T-shirt and multi coloured boxer shorts. He was also wearing a brown blazer, a cream plastic belt and a white cap,” said Insp Simango.
“Anyone with information that may lead to the identification of the deceased should contact the officer in charge CID Homicide Bulawayo Inspector Siwela S. on 0775 503359 or on (09) 71568 or the Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Bhebhe M. on 0773 022 723 or on (09) 77523.”—@andile_tshuma. ensure that we tar State roads within the district as we don’t even have a kilometre of tarred road.
“So far we have made consultations with the Ministry of Transport who have informed us that the district has 26, 8 kilometres of State roads and tarring all these roads will need $68 826 983. As council we have made a resolution that will go through our full council and if AN 18-YEAR-OLD woman from Bulawayo’s Pumula South suburb framed her cousin’s former boyfriend of rape when he gave her $1 after they had sex.
Nomvelo Ndlovu, a Form Three pupil at a local college cried rape after she was given the dollar by Nkosilathi Mutukwa (20), a taxi driver from the same suburb.
Mutukwa had been arraigned for rape before magistrate Ms Sibongile Marondedze.
He pleaded not guilty and Ms Marondedze acquitted him after the State failed to prove a prima facie case against him.
Ms Marondedze said: “The court is satisfied that the State failed to prove a case against the accused. Mutukwa is discharged. He is found not guilty and acquitted.” adopted we will start consultations to get the project underway,” he said.
Mr Ncube said the local authority was losing a lot of potential revenue due to the poor state of roads in the district.
He said a number of service providers were now shunning the district.
“We are losing a lot of revenue because some
A tearful Ndlovu, in a black dress and neatly combed hair left the court looking disappointed.
In her evidence Ndlovu had told the court that Mutukwa raped her twice in his Honda Fit using protection and he had bragged that he was an expert when it came to sex.
“After he raped me for the second time, I had difficulties in breathing that’s when Mutukwa said he would kill me with sex,” she said.
e businesses are performing badly due to the poor state of roads. Some liquor supply companies have stopped deliveries to bottle stores within the district which has forced some of them to stop their operations.
“We used to make about $80 000 per annum from licensing bottle stores and that money is no longer coming in anymore,” he said. prosecutor Mr Robin Mukura asked her why she did not seek help from passengers who boarded Mutukwa’s taxi after the rape.
She replied saying: “I could not open up to them as they were strangers. That is why I later narrated the matter to my neighbour.”
Mutukwa told a different story saying that Ndlovu was playing music on his phone and the two were having a good time on that day.
“You are just bitter that I gave you a dollar as you expected me to give you $5 or $10 for what we had done. You were influenced by your friends who laughed at you for having sex for a dollar,” he said.
Mukura said Ndlovu should have sought help from other passengers and there was no evidence that showed she was threatened or assaulted.
He said the two had sex on August 31 this year, around 8AM, after Mutukwa promised to drop Ndlovu at school.
“They had sex at Evelyn High School grounds and at Hillside Dams. Around 1PM, Mutukwa drove back to town and gave Ndlovu a dollar for bus fare,” Mr Mukura said.—@MondelaC