Teenager r@pes and kills a 53-year-old woman

Teenager r@pes and kills a 53-year-old woman. Maria Gumbo later died. Her remains were discovered lying in a pool of blood by her elder sister who then informed other villagers. The matter was reported to the police who took him into custody with help from villagers.

A 16-year-old boy from Beitbridge East allegedly attacked a 53-year-old woman from his village on Friday with a log, then raped her while she lay dying, bleeding from the head, and then stole R1 700.

The boy allegedly committed the crime at around 7am. Police officer commanding Beitbridge district Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo said the teenager was arrested on Sunday by villagers who handed him over to police.

“We managed to arrest him with the assistance of community members and from the stolen money, we recovered R1 540. The matter is now under investigation,” said Chief Supt Nyongo.

The incident comes a few weeks after a 75-year-old man from the Whunga area in Beitbridge West under Chief Tshitaudze reportedly went berserk at the height of an unknown dispute with his live-in partner Violet Ncube (57), and chopped her to death using a machete and an axe.

Sitoboli Maluko is said to have killed the woman, while his 16-year-old stepson watched in shock. After committing the murder, Maluko hanged himself using a rope on a tree near the crime scene.

Source – The Herald

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