School Teacher Strangles His Girlfriend to Death, See Bizarre Reason
A teacher at Pakame High School has been arrested after he killed his girlfriend over a pregnancy dispute.
The teacher, Tonderai Marabwa (33), was not asked to plead to the charge of murder when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Franklin Mkhwananzi on Friday. He was remanded him in custody to April 26.
The court was told that on December 10 last year, Marabwa phoned Fortunate Sindi Sithole and they agreed to meet in Bulawayo in the afternoon. He travelled from Lalapanzi to Bulawayo and met with her.
The two lovers met at Esikhoveni guest lodge in Khumalo, Bulawayo, and they had sexual intercourse
Around 4am, the two had a dispute over the issue of pregnancy when Shithole demanded to be taken to Marabwa’s family for introductions. Marabwa denied because he had another pregnant girlfriend, Maxine Birira, whom he intended to marry. It is alleged that she stayed with him in Lalapanzi.
Sithole, however, insisted that she wanted to meet Marabwa’s family and threatened to follow him home.
Marabwa, allegedly placed a mattress on top of the deceased and set it on fire before locking the door of the room in an effort to conceal the murder fearing that the other girlfriend would discover the relationship. He strangled Sithole using her head scarf.
The suspect then fled the scene.
The murder was discovered by lodge workers who reported the matter to the police leading to Marabwa’s arrest.
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