A bus driver who has been on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend is said to have committed suicide near Esigodini Tollgate, just a few kilometers from his Mlomolihotho rural home in Mawabeni.
On Sunday morning, Melinkosi Moyo from Lobengula suburb, Bulawayo allegedly stabbed Prudence Ndlovu (24) to death in Nkulumane suburb.
His body was found on Tuesday near Esigodini Tollgate and has police informed his family about his death.
It is reported that aÂ ChronicleÂ news crew visited Moyoâs New Lobengula residence yesterday and his relatives confirmed that they had been informed that he had hanged himself from a tree.
Moyoâs said other family members had gone to identify her brotherâs body.
âWhat I know is that he was accusing Prudence of cheating on him. He constantly called me at about 11PM, revealing that he had found her hiding place in Nkulumane. He said I should call umakoti wethu (our daughter-in-law) although they were still boyfriend and girlfriend but she was not answering her phone. He called her and then phoned me back telling me to call her. That is when she answered the phone saying when Meli does not understand something he becomes harsh. She didnât even tell me that they were fighting,â said Ms Moyo.
âThis has left us with more questions than answers because we donât know him as a violent person. So, we want to know how he ended up being in Nkulumane where the crime was committed. He had big plans for his life so we really donât know why he would do such a thing. He had acquired a class one driverâs licence and was set to relocate to South Africa before lockdown was imposed. So, we also would want to engage Prudenceâs family maybe they know better what really transpired because at no point did we hear that they were having relationship problems. We last saw her three days before she was killed.â
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube could not immediately confirm that Moyoâs body had been recovered.
âWhat we know so far is that there is a body that was found in Esigodini but before the family identifies it as his we cannot confirm that itâs his,â said Insp Ncube.
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