Simangele Tshuma’s family is demanding six head of cattle for lobola before they can bury her. Tshuma (41) and her cousin Nongazi Nkala (39) were killed by Amos Nkala (46) of Balanda area, Village 7, Ward 8, Bubi District in Matabeleland North following a domestic dispute.
Their heads were crushed with a hammer before they were stabbed more than seven times each with a spear. Amos ran away and has not been arrested. Tshuma’s family has since ignored her body at Inyathi District Hospital since its return from the United Bulawayo Hospitals where it had been taken for post mortem. Sources close to the families said they are demanding six cows for lobola which was owed and thereafter they would discuss the funeral expenses and compensation for the killing. Tshuma’s cousin, Nongazi, was buried yesterday at her matrimonial home within the village.