Case against Zimbabwean woman accused of murder postponed

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Mogwase Magistrates Court on Thursday postponed the case against a 42-year-old woman accused of brutally murdering her husband. Police reports reveal that Nancy Majonhi was staying with her husband, Prosper Chipungare (44) at a rented room in Ledig near Sun City when they fought on Tuesday, 28 July 2015.

Majonhi allegedly assaulted her husband with a hammer until he fainted. She then hacked him with a spade and threw the body parts into three different pit latrines before cleaning the place where the incident happened. After the alleged killing, she went to Sun City police station where she reported her husband missing.

North West National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Henry Mamothame said in her last appearance in court in August 2021, the matter had to be postponed to source the services of a Shona interpreter. “Today, she applied for Legal Aid and registered her intentions to apply for bail. The state intends opposing this bail.”

Mamothame added that Majonhi allegedly departed to Zimbabwe where she later confessed to her family and in-laws that she killed her husband. The families arranged to come to South Africa, Sun City where the accused handed herself over to the police. She later pointed the police to the different pit latrines where she threw the body parts, six years ago.

“An Investigation by the police is underway and they managed to retrieve a skull and bones which will be subjected to DNA tests.”

The case is postponed to 09 September 2021 for bail application.

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