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6 People Murdered In Redcliff Near Kwekwe

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MEMORANDUM 200/2021
SUBJECT: MURDER (6 COUNTS) AS DEFINED IN SECTIONED 47, ATTEMPTED  MURDER (5 COUNTS) AS DEFINED IN SECTION 189 ARW SECTION 47 AND  RAPE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 65 OF THE CRIMINAL LAW  CODIFICATION AND REFORM ACT CHAPTER 9:23 WHICH OCCURRED  ON 09 OCTOBER 2021 AT STONE CLARE, RUTENDO, REDCLIFF
This memorandum serves to put on record circumstances surrounding the above subject matter.
ACCUSED:          Kheshow Thubelihle aged 26 years
                          NR: 58-316647J-58.
Res: 9810 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff.
Bus: Unemployed
DECEASED:        1. Mitchelle Moyo aged 8years (female)
                                 NR: not registered
Res:  9690 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                   Bus:  Grade 1 student at Rutendo Primary School.
       2.Lucky Moyo aged 4years (Male)
                                 NR: not registered
Res:  9690 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                   Bus:  N/A
       3. Lareto Sikwili aged 7months (female)
                                 NR: not registered
Res:  9738 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                   Bus:  N/A
       4.   Xolani Sikwili aged 33years (Male)
                                 NR:  67-132784R-29
Res:  9738 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                   Bus:  Batanai High School, Torwood, Redcliff.
       5. Lina Moyo aged 56years (female)
                                 NR: 08-488495Z-26
Res:  9810 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                   Bus:  Unemployed.
       6.  Meggie Nkiwane aged 85years (female)
                                 NR: 29-119549H-53
Res:  9810 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                   Bus:  Unemployed.
COMPLAINANT 1:     Mercy Savanhu aged 33 years
                                 NR: 59-104178W-47
Res:  9738 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                                                                                    Bus:  Unemployed.
                              2: Mellisa Moyo aged 12years
                                NR: Not Registered
                                Res: 9738 Stone Clare, Rutendo, Redcliff                                                                                                                                                                    Bus: Rutendo Primary school
                            3: Letwin Kwiridznai aged 41 years (female)
            NR: .83-108077 Q 83
F/N 9854778W
                                Res: 9718 Stone Clare Rutendo, Redcliff.
                                Bus: ZRP Redcliff.
                           4:.       Sharon Moyo aged 5 years (Female)
       NR: Unknown
                               Res: 9690 Stone Clare Redcliff.
                               Bus: Unemployed
                           5:      Melani Moyo aged 16 years (Male)
      NR: 29-016429-W-80
                               Res: 9690 Stone Clare Redcliff.
                               Bus: Rutendo Secondary Redcliff
                          6. .               Nemakosi Sibindi aged 27 years (Female)
                                              NR 19-048755 S 53
                                              Res: 9690 Stone Clare Redcliff.
                                         Bus: Unemployed
BACKGROUND
Deceased 1, 2 and complainants 2, 4 and 5 are siblings to complainant number 6 who is a sister to the accused’ s wife Nothando Sibindi aged 25 years NR  53-114234 M 23. Deceased number 4 is a neighbour to the accused, biological father to deceased number 3 and is also husband to complainant number 1. Deceased number 6 is the mother to deceased 5 are tenants to the accused person.
CIRCUMSTANCES
On 08 October 2021 around 0900hours, accused who is the owner of Kheshow Investments, Kwekwe became mentally disturbed and acted violently whilst at his residential place.
He was then ferried by his aunt Tsungai Moyo NR 66-055556-R66 a female adult aged 43 of 25 Sekai road Rutendo, Redcliff to Johanne Masowe shrine for prayers. Whilst at the shrine, accused became violent, uprooted trees pushing stationery vehicles and the church congregants managed to subdue and tied him with some ropes.
On 9 October 2021 around 0230hours and at the church, whilst other church members were still asleep accused woke up and untied himself, got into his vehicle and drove off to his house. Upon arrival he found his wife not home and he armed himself with 3 spears, 1 axe, 1 kitchen knife and one hoe handle and proceeded to complainant 6’s residence. upon his arrival he smashed the front dining room door using an unknown object and gained entry into the house and complainant 6 escaped through the bedroom window upon realizing the state of mind of the accused leaving her five children sleeping in the dining room.
Complainant 6 later returned back home and found her children lying unconscious with multiple stab wounds. She then took her children to house number 9718 Stone Clare, Redcliff to seek refuge and assistance where complainant 3 resides. Complainant 3 let them into the yard, contacted ZRP Redcliff, summoned the ambulance and mobilized other residence.  Complainant 3 and other neighbours who had gathered fled after seeing the accused approaching the yard.
Accused attacked complainant 3 by stabbing her twice on the back with a sharp object. the accused then proceeded to house number 9738 Stone Clare, Redcliff where he jumped over the durawall, smashed the kitchen door and forced entry into the bedroom and he stabbed complainant 1 twice on the chest and once on the head with sharp object. He further hit Xolani Sikwili with a hoe handle on the head and stabbed him with an unknown sharp object on the neck leading to his death. The accused stabbed Lareto Skwilli on the head and chest with a sharp object.
The accused returned to his residence and stabbed Lina Moyo and Meggie Nkiwane and they died instantly.  He then went back to complainant 3’s residence and forcibly took complainant 6, force marched her to his residence and raped her once.
Complainant 3 made a report at ZRP Redcliff. Complainants were referred to Kwekwe General Hospital where Mitchell Moyo, Lucky Moyo and Lareto Skwilli died on admission.
Scene was attended by details from ZRP Redcliff, Support Unit and CID Kwekwe who made the following observations: –
accused was arrested at the scene and was referred to Kwekwe General Hospital under police guard.
Complainant 1 sustained deep cuts on the head and chest and her condition is serious.
Complainant 2 sustained deep cuts on the left side of the neck, middle finger and left
hand and her condition is serious
Complainant 3 sustained two deep cuts on the back and her condition is stable
Complainant 4 sustained several cuts all over the body and her condition is serious
Complainant 5 sustained a cut on the knee and toe and his condition is stable
Deceased 4 had 2 stab wounds on the neck, deep cut on the forehead with brains gushing out.
Deceased 5 had a deep cut on the forehead with brains gushing out.
Deceased 6 had a stab wound on the right shoulder and a wound on the left upper arm.
Three blood stained spears, an axe and a kitchen knife were recovered in the accused’s bedroom and a hoe handle was recovered from deceased 4’s body.
Bodies of deceased were lying in a pool of blood.
Bodies of deceased were taken to Kwekwe General Hospital awaiting post mortem.
Matter is being investigated under ZRP Redcliff RRB number 4840513.
CID KWEKWE/GOKWE DISTRICT HEAQUARTERS        09/10/2021
Robert Tapfumaneyi

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