The police have reported the arrest of a Bulawayo City Council security guard who allegedly murdered his girlfriend last Saturday over a text message. Reports suggest that he is a married man who had been in an illicit affair with the late Vongai Mhoya.
Bulawayo Provincial acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele said Ndlovu was unconscious and under police guard. The accused, Absolom Ndlovu who is said to be recovering at a local private hospital was caught after trying to commit suicide. Msebele reported:
We managed to place him under guard on Monday. Police were being assisted by his wife with investigations. His wife informed police that he had told her that he was attending a funeral in Kumalo suburb and would later travel to his rural home in Ntabazinduna. It was after another call that she was informed that he had fallen seriously ill and was being taken to hospital. That is when she informed us and we placed police at the hospital.
Msebele said that the police suspected that Ndlovu may have ingested some poison and were waiting for him to regain consciousness to proceed with investigations.
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