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Man Drowns Girlfriend In Sewage Stream

Man Drowns Girlfriend In Sewage Stream

A man from Bulawayo’s Pumula South suburb was arrested for allegedly killing her girlfriend by drowning her in a sewage stream around 5 AM on New Year’s Day.

The suspect has been named in court papers as Josphat Sibanda (37), of house number 20530 Pumula South and the victim is Constance Chitete (32).

Sibanda appeared at the Western Commonage Magistrate’s Court before Shepherd Munjanja and was remanded in custody to 19 January. Munjanja advised Sibanda to apply for bail at the High Court.

Prosecutor Melisa Dube told the court that on 1 January 2022, the informant, Lwazi Sibanda, and her husband, Witness Sibanda, heard the now deceased Chitete screaming.

The couple then proceeded to where the screams were coming from, which is a place close to a sewage stream.

They saw the accused having a heated argument with the now deceased and tried to intervene by negotiating with Sibanda who was holding Chitete aggressively.

It is further alleged that Sibanda pushed his girlfriend into the sewage stream and afterwards jumped into the stream himself.

He then held her by the neck and shoulder and immersed her into the water for a period of about two minutes.

Sibanda reportedly repeated the procedure several times without giving Chitete time to breathe.

Chitete tried hard to free herself from Sibanda’s grip while she gargled as the sewer water was getting in her nose and mouth. Sibanda held her steadfastly until she died.

Chitete’s body was ferried to United Bulawayo Hospitals where a postmortem was conducted on 3 January by Dr Juana Rodriguez Gregory.

The doctor established that the cause of death was Asyphixia and drowning.

More: The Sunday News


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10 Comments

Never 4 months ago

Shame.Its better to call it quit if the fire is no longer burning. U can always start afresh + life goes on. Than forcing matters.


Ed 4 months ago

Vakadzi mahure guys.. Zvorwadza.. U b doing everything for her. Achitosvirwa ne mumwe bharanz.. Murder haiite but ukashaya control.. U need to b mentally strong.. Vakadzi ma bitches and not loyal


ED pfeee 4 months ago

Its bad akauraya zvinorwadza shame.


ED pfeee 4 months ago

Its bad akauraya zvinorwadza shame.


Sajendi Mheja(Rtred) 4 months ago

Dont panic guys, Sibanda was remanded IN CUSTODY to 19th January. The magistrate did not grant him bail but advised him to apply for bail at the High Court. Any accused has a right to apply for bail, and for murder its done at the high court.


Justice 4 months ago

Zvorwadzwa izvi guys.....ndiwo mjolo wacho here uyu 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


Imwe mbeu 4 months ago

😭😭😭😭 + BAIL futi 😭😭😭😭🙆🏽‍♂️


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🤨🤨 4 months ago

Munopenga hr bail kumunhu auraya haa facof mhani


Makelanwi 4 months ago

MaTt you are absolutely right,why our judiciary is now in the habit of granting bail to a murder case.This matter is a purely murder case,why permit the accused to apply for bail.Itai serious apa,nxaa😁


MaFyt 4 months ago

haaa guys something must be done in ur justice. Haaaa no this is not good Why Bail murders kani.



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