Suspect in ‘satanic’ murder arrested, appears in court

A man who allegedly killed a commercial sex worker at Silver Sands lodge in 2019 and inscribed 666 on her belly has been arrested after being on the run for years.

The 25-year-old Wisdom Mpilwenhle Ndlovu from Nkankezi in Filabusi appeared in court, Saturday, facing a murder charge.

The court heard that on the morning of June 3, 2019, after having spent the night together, an argument ensued between the two and the man strangled the woman identified as Patience Ndlovu leading to her death. 

Ndlovu’s body was found by an employee stashed under the bed.

Bulawayo magistrate, Stephen Ndlovu remanded Wisdom in custody to June 7 and advised him to apply for bail at the High Court. 

According to the State papers as presented by Hazel Ncube, the fateful incident occurred on June 2, 2019.

“On June 2  2019 Ndlovu hired the services of Patience Ndlovu, now deceased, at Pribate Lounge in the CBD. The two spent the night together at Silver Sands lodge between Fife Street and Jason Moyo along Connaught Avenue,” said Ncube.

“While at the lodge the two had a misunderstanding which degenerated into a fight. Ndlovu strangled Patience resulting in her death. After killing her, Ndlovu stole Patience’s cellphone. He then stashed the body under a bed and fled from the scene.”

Ncube added that Patience’s body was found by an employee  who was cleaning the rooms.

She made a report to the police and a post moterm report showed that the death was a result of Asphyxia Strangulation. 

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