Sanyati Nyimo Township A Soldier today 9 July killed a woman in the early hours mrng ,A married woman a business woman was killed by a armed Soldier from BF Infantry Battalion and Also the Soldier killed himself using the same gun ,The woman was married in Kwekwe with two Children she was a girlfriend to the Soldier and also the gunman left his wife at work BF Infantry Battalion all two are dead now they taken to Kadoma CID
SUBJECT: MURDER AS DEFINED IN SECTION 47 OF THE CRIMINAL LAW (CODIFICATION AND REFORM) ACT, CHAPTER 9:23 AND SUDDEN DEATH BY SHOOTING WHICH OCCURRED AT KATSURO GENERAL DEALER, NYIMO SHOPPING CENTER, SANYATI ON 08/07/20 AT AROUND 0700 HOURS.
This memorandum serves to put on record circumstances surrounding the above subject matter.
INFORMANT: Violet SAZUNZA Aged: 27 Years
Res: Neuso Village, Chief Neuso, Sanyati Bus: Katsuro General Dealer, Nyimo Shopping Center, Sanyati [Shop keeper]
DECEASED: Fungai Tendayi KATSURO Aged: 37 years
Res: 13376, Mbizo 1 Extension, Kwekwe Bus: Katsuro General Dealer, Nyimo Shopping Center, Sanyati [Shop Owner]
Accused : Brighton MATURA Aged: 35 years
Res: 5.1 Infantry Battalion, Battlefields, Kadoma Bus: As above, ZNA Lance Corporal, Force number 841446P
Deceased was legally married to Keith CHIDORA aged 35, NR 29-220518-G-80 of House number 13376, Mbizo 1 Extension, Kwekwe and employed at Delta Beverages, Kwekwe. They got married in 2009 and bore two children namely Heartley Tadiwa CHIDORA aged 10 years and Haily Tadiswa CHIDORA aged 4 years.
The deceased was running Katsuro Bottle store and shop at Nyimo shopping center, the premises which belongs to her father Pension KATSURO aged 53, NR 63-165333-V-24 of House number 6798, Westview, Kadoma. It was whilst she was at the General dealer that the deceased has been having an extra marital affair with accused and information received revealed that she was once reprimanded by her father. On several occasions, the deceased is reported to have been involved in quarrels and fights over infidelity issues with the accused.
On the 06th day of July 2020 at around 0600 hours, accused arrived at Katsuro General Dealer whilst he was in civilian attire but armed with an AK 47 rifle which he was holding with his right hand. He was received by the informant who was familiar to the accused. The accused went into the room where the deceased was sleeping. The two spent the day together and retired to bed at around 2200 hours and were in a jovial mood.
On 07/07/20, accused also spent the day at the shop. At around mid-day, the accused realized that an allowance had been deposited into his bank account as reflected on his cell phone. The accused and deceased went on a beer drinking spree up until 0200 hours on 08/07/20 when the two retired for bed.
At about 0600 hours, informant woke up to do her morning chores and heard the sound of a radio in deceased’s room. She also heard the two having their friendly discussions.
At about 0730 hours, whilst the informant was still doing her morning chores, she heard a loud sound like a gun shot and she rushed behind the shop to find out. She did not find anything amiss and she just suspected an electrical fault at the meter box. After about 2 minutes, she heard the same sound and she became suspicious.
The informant went to check at the deceased’s room and after knocking several times on the door and getting no response, she pushed the door open to find out. She discovered the lifeless body of the deceased lying naked on the bed and that of the accused which was in a pool of blood on the floor.
Informant immediately advised neighbours who assisted her in making the report to ZRP Sanyati.
INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT
Scene was attended by CID and details from ZRP Sanyati.
Deceased’s body was found lying naked on the bed facing downwards and her blankets were soaked with blood.
Deceased had gunshot wounds on the right palm and right side of the head. Her cellphone, a Huawei cell phone gold in colour was recovered.
Accused’s body was found lying on the floor in a pool of blood besides the bed facing western direction. His body had only a blue short trousers and nothing on the top was inspected and it had a gunshot wound on the throat and an opening on the skull. His right hand was holding the AK 47 rifle on the trigger guard.
The AK 47 rifle serial numbers Z.A 65198 and butt number 749 which was found cocked with one round in the chamber, 18 rounds in the magazine was cleared and recovered as exhibit.
Two spent cartridges and one bullet head were also recovered in the room.
Skull fragments were observed scattered all over the room.
A bullet hole and blood splashes were observed on the ceiling of the room.
A search was conducted in accused’s clothes and his national identity card, a Golden note identity card, an April 2020 ZNA pay slip in his name and a black Stylo cell phone with a buddie line IMEI numbers 3598 3809 0752 882 were recovered from his jean trouser pockets.
The two bodies were conveyed to Kadoma General Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem. The bodies did not suffer any further injuries whilst in Police custody.
Investigations are in progress under Sanyati RRB number 4276649.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT:
CID KADOMA 114/2020