A Bulawayo City Council security guard who has been on the run since Saturday after he allegedly murdered his girlfriend has been arrested.
Absolom Ndlovu, who has a wife, allegedly strangled his girlfriend Ms Vonai Mhoya (29) in Mpopoma and fled.
Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Nomalanga Msebele revealed that Ndlovu was admitted at Mater Dei Hospital under police guard. She said:
We have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old woman in Mpopoma on Saturday.
We got information that the suspect was in Ntabazinduna and was very sick. The wife had summoned an ambulance to ferry him from Ntabazinduna to Mater Dei Hospital.
The police went to Mater Dei Hospital and arrested him.
Ndlovu is thought to have attempted suicide by drinking poison.
The deceased’s family said they were still to know the cause of death of their relative. Vonai’s brother, Vakai Mhoya had this to say:
The whole family is still in shock and doesn’t really know what happened. The body is now at the hospital for the postmortem and we hope we will get the answers on what really happened to my sister.
Reports indicate that Ndlovu and Mhoya fought over a text message that was received on the deceased’s phone.
He suspected his girlfriend of cheating, murdered her during the night and left a note which read:
Nanso isiphetho sesiwule lonaLinda uyalandela. Lisale kuhle mawule afuze unina yimi elimzondayo elifuna imali yakhe.
(This is the end result of prostitution and Linda’s mother is next. Farewell, you prostitutes who are like your mother. I’m the one you hate, whose money you are after).