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    Mberengwa n’anga poisons hubby, wife to death




    NONSIKELELO NGWENYA
    MIDLANDS BUREAU

    MBERENGWA  - A Mberengwa couple that invited a traditional healer to perform rituals at its home died after eating porridge that was laced with an unknown liquid.
    Claitos Malunga who resides at Ndava Village, Chief Mposi was recently slapped with eight years after being convicted of culpable homicide by High Court judge   Maxwell Takuba .
    Malunga was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment of which two years were suspended on condition that he does not perform any case involving killing for the next five years and he will serve 8 years effective.
    The court heard that on July 24, 2009 the deceased persons Linear
    Ndlovhu and Mixton Zhou who were husband and wife residing  at Rambayi Village, Chief Mposi  called  Malunga a traditional healer to their home to perform some rituals.
    During the evening the accused visited the deceased's homestead and found only the wife at the homestead and the husband was called from a beer drink and duly attended.
    The accused then started cleansing the homestead and asked the wife to prepare some mealie meal porridge and the accused added some water like substance from his bag into the porridge.
    The accused person ordered the porridge to be distributed equally in three cups.
    The deceased persons and a male adult brought by the accused went outside with the instruction that the porridge had to be consumed from outside and after consuming the porridge the accused and his companion went away.
    The deceased person entered the hut but were having difficulties in breathing, groaning in pain and vomiting blood.
    Their remains were taken to United Bulawayo Hospitals where doctors carried out a post-mortem and concluded that the two had died because of multi ingestion of poison.
    The accused person paid 6 cows, three goats, 100 rands and 2 coffins
    to the family of the deceased.
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