A Khami Remand Prison inmate Thulani Ndlovu strangled his cellmate Vengai Mudzemba to death over an undisclosed matter on December 21 last year. Ndlovu appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya last week who remanded him in custody to June 1 pending transfer of the matter to the High Court for trial.
The court heard that Ndlovu was locked up in cell 61 B Hall together with Mudzemba before a fight broke out. Ndlovu assaulted Mudzemba with fists and feet before strangling him with bare hands until he died in the cell. The pathologist certified that Mudzemba died due to strangulation, leading to Ndlovu’s arrest after he was implicated by a fellow prisoner, who witnessed the alleged incident.