A woman accused of killing her live-in lover before burning and burying his remains on a mountain was made to dig him up with a shovel while police officers taunted her, a video seen by ZimLive shows…
A police detective yelled “fuseki iwe” (f**k you) at Siphathisiwe Sifiso Dube, 49, as she retrieved the remains of Stanley Moyo from a shallow mountain grave in Siyaphambili Village in Filabusi.
“If I had come alone, I would have made her eat his intestines,” the detective adds as Dube busily places the reported human remains in a sack.
Police later ordered Dube – said to be a mum of seven – to carry the remains from the mountain on her head.
The unusual police methods used in the recovery of Moyo’s body would horrify even rookie detectives in other countries where victims and suspects are both treated with dignity, with forensic teams often assigned to secure the integrity of crime scenes and collect evidence.
Dube appeared before Filabusi regional magistrate Abednico Ndebele last Friday accused of teaming up with her son, Mqondisi Mnkandla, 20, and brother, Bhekimpilo Nkomo, 42, to kill Moyo following a domestic dispute.
The trio allegedly buried Moyo in a shallow grave on a nearby mountain, but after a few days discovered that dogs had dug the body up and were feasting on it. They then allegedly decided to burn the body, before reburying what remained.
In the video believed to have been shot by police officers, the detectives are heard demanding to be shown Moyo’s intestines and legs which are apparently missing.
Prosecutor Shepherd Moyo did not say what led to the August 16 killing which has horrified locals.
Ndebele remanded the trio to September 16 and advised them to appeal for bail at the High Court.
Ward 1 councillor Festas Ndlovu told reporters Dube and Moyo “had a history of fighting.”
“I gather they had fought before this tragic incident. Moyo had also tried to burn the woman in one of their huts,” Ndlovu said.
Dube was a widower who took in Moyo as a live-in lover, according to Ndlovu.
“Neighbours began enquiring where the man was when he could not be seen in the homestead. I understand a child who was staying with them told friends what happened until the matter reached the elders,” Ndlovu said.
Dube led police to the mountain grave after intense questioning.- Bulawayo24