A homeless man accused of killing five other homeless men in the Harare CBD appeared in court again yesterday, where he confirmed the authenticity of his Extra-Curial statements. These statements, which are made outside of the court, can only be admitted as evidence if they are confirmed voluntarily before a magistrate.
The accused, Thandolwenkosi ‘Sauro’ Ndlovu (20), appeared before Magistrate Ethel Rutendo Chichera in Harare, who oversaw the confirmation of the statements. According to court proceedings, on August 28, Ndlovu allegedly attacked Emmanuel Godfrey (25), who was sleeping on a pavement near the intersection of George Silundika and Simon Muzenda Street. Ndlovu reportedly struck Godfrey on the head with a concrete block, causing his immediate death. Shockingly, Ndlovu is said to have further mutilated the body by opening the victim’s stomach and removing his entrails.
The following incident occurred on August 31 when Ndlovu reportedly targeted another unidentified victim who was sleeping at the corner of Inez Terrace and Robert Mugabe Avenue. Using the same method, Ndlovu allegedly killed the victim without dismembering the body.
Then, on September 3, Ndlovu purportedly murdered another unknown individual who was sleeping along Nelson Mandela Avenue. It is alleged that Ndlovu smashed the victim’s head with a large rock, resulting in immediate death. Additionally, he attempted to mutilate the body by cutting off the victim’s private parts. The body was discovered the following morning.
Ndlovu will be back in court on September 21