A HOMELESS Bulawayo man who strangled an 81-year-old woman from Upper Rangemore on the outskirts of the city before ransacking her home and stealing money, a cellphone and groceries following a salary dispute, was sentenced to an effective 25 years in jail.
Iphithule Moyo (21) of no fixed aboard killed his former employer, Naomi Titsha in May last year.
Iphithule got away with US$300, a cellphone and groceries that were packed in a suitcase which include mealie-meal, rice, washing powder and salt.
Iphithule was convicted of murder with actual intent by Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Maxwell Takuva.
In passing the sentence, the judge condemned the accused person’s actions, saying he deserved a lengthy prison for killing a helpless elderly woman.