Crime & courts

Woman accused of murdering live-in boyfriend in order to reconcile with ex-husband granted $5000 bail

NTOMBIKAYISE Ndlovu, the woman accused of murdering her live-in boyfriend, Nicholas Mavura with a kitchen knife, has been granted $5 000 bail by a Bulawayo Court.


Ndlovu (45) allegedly stabbed her live-in boyfriend to death because she wanted to reconcile with a man she was once married to. The couple had been co-habiting for about four years in Bulawayo’s Njube suburb.


She allegedly made a false report to the police that Mavura had arrived home bleeding profusely after being stabbed by unknown assailants.

Appearing before Bulawayo Magistrate Ms Lenia Khumalo, Ndlovu was remanded out on bail of $5 000 and is set to appear in court on July 31.


Police had objected bail to be granted citing that:


“The accused person (Ndlovu) is a flight risk since she is facing a capital office of which if convicted might face a lengthy jail term which may induce her to abscond trial. The accused person and most of the witnesses stay in the same neighbourhood and may interfere with the witnesses if admitted to bail. Investigations are not yet complete. Evidence linking the accused to the offence is overwhelming.”


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