By: Kaya 959 News
A woman accused of murdering her husband and fleeing the country in 2015 has applied for legal aid and intends to apply for bail.
Nancy Majonhi appeared in the Mogwase Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. The matter has been remanded to next week for a formal bail application. The State is expected to oppose bail.
In her last appearance in court in August 2021, the matter had to be postponed to source the services of a Shona interpreter.
NPA spokesperson Henry Mamothame said 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 had a fight on Tuesday, 28 July 2015.
“Majonhi allegedly assaulted her husband with a hammer until he collapsed. 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. Subsequent to the alleged killing, she went to the Sun City police station where she reported her husband missing,” he said.
Mamothame said 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,” he said.
Majonhi led police and SAPS forensic teams to an area in Ledig where she pointed out where she allegedly buried her husband’s body parts.
Using an excavator and other implements, teams were able to retrieve some of Chipungare’s body.
Mamothame said an Investigation by the police is underway and they managed to retrieve a skull and bones which will be subject to DNA tests.
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