By Kaya 959 Reporter
A woman accused of butchering her husband’s body and discarding it in three pit latrines six years ago has died.
The North West Department of Health confirmed that Nancy Majonhi died at the Moses Kotane Hospital in Ledig at the weekend.
Majonhi, 42, was admitted to the hospital for treatment. Following her arrest earlier this year, Majonhi went on a hunger strike. She was unable to attend several of her court appearances.
In August, she was arrested after confessing to murdering her husband, Prosper Chipungare.
North West police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said Nancy Majonhi had been staying with Chipungare at a rented room in Ledig near Sun City.
“The couple allegedly had a fight on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. The husband was allegedly assaulted with a hammer until he fainted. According to the information received, the accused hacked the then 44-year-old victim, with a spade and threw the parts into three different pit latrines.
“Thereafter, she thoroughly cleaned the place and went to Sun City police station where she reported that her husband was missing,” Mokgwabone said.
The women fled South Africa and went back home to Zimbabwe.
“She only confessed earlier this month [August], to her family and in-laws that she killed her husband. The families arranged to come to South Africa where the accused handed herself over to the police,” Mokgwabone said.
A post mortem is expected to be conducted to reveal her cause of death.
Meanwhile, the NPA says it will wait for official confirmation before deciding to close the case.