Domestic dispute turns deadly as woman pours petrol on husband and sets him on fire


Kezi woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for murdering husband

In a tragic case of domestic violence, a 42-year-old woman from Maphisa, Kezi has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of her husband.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe, on October 19, 2019, Sindiso Ndlovu locked herself and her husband, Busani Ncube, in their bedroom during an argument over his infidelity. Ndlovu then proceeded to douse Ncube with petrol and set him ablaze, intending to kill him.

Ncube was rushed to Maphisa District Hospital and later transferred to United Bulawago Hospital for further treatment, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries on January 8, 2020.

The incident was promptly reported to the police, leading to Ndlovu’s arrest. She was then convicted of murder as defined in Section 47 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.

The High Court sitting at Bulawayo handed down the 10-year prison sentence, acknowledging the tragic nature of the crime while also emphasizing the need to hold perpetrators of domestic violence accountable for their actions.

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