2 Stranded Border Jumpers Kill A Motorist Who Had Given Them A Lift

2 stranded people who had been deported in Botswana allegedly stabbed and killed a motorist who had given them a lift in Plumtree, and burnt his body using tyres, The Chronicle reports

The matter came to light at the Bulawayo High Court where Mehluli Bhunu (26) of Maronga village in Dete in Matabeleland North and Trust Ngwenya (18) of Lusulu in Binga stood accused of murdering Memory Deredza.

One of the accused Bhunu narrated how they killed Deredza and said:


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We were deported from Botswana and did not have enough money to proceed to Plumtree where my aunt stays hence we decided to hitchhike. The deceased offered us a lift but we did not disclose to him that we only had 50 pula, which we knew was not enough for the trip to Plumtree

Along the way, Deredza demanded 50 pula from each of us and we indicated to him that we only had 50 pula in our possession, but he insisted that it was not enough. I then spoke in Tonga to my co-accused and suggested that we request the deceased to stop on the pretext that we wanted to relieve ourselves yet our intention was to jump out and flee without paying

When I tried to follow Ngwenya, the deceased got suspicious and he blocked me from disembarking and I noticed a knife on the dashboard,

When I tried to follow Ngwenya, the deceased got suspicious and he blocked me from disembarking and I noticed a knife on the dashboard.

They set alight his body and drove away with his car and sold his stolen cellphone which led to their arrest.

More: The Chronicle

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