By Jonk wa Mashamba
The Mogwase Magistrates Court has postponed the case against a 42-year-old woman accused of brutally murdering her husband to 09 September 2021 for a bail application.
The woman is a Zimbabwean national. In her last appearance in court in August 2021, the matter had to be postponed to source the services of a Shona interpreter.
Today, 02 September 2021, she applied for Legal Aid and registered her intentions to apply for bail.
However, according to Henry Mamothame, regional NPA Spokesperson, the state intends to oppose the bail.
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.
Mamothame said 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.
“Subsequent to the alleged killing, she went to Sun City police station where she reported her husband missing.
“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,” Mamothame said.
According to Mamothame, an investigation by the police is underway and they managed to retrieve a skull and bones which will be subjected to DNA tests.