Man­hunt for back­yard burial ‘killer’ Teenager claims rape af­ter get­ting $1 for sex

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Andile Tshuma Codelia Mon­dela

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

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