Suicide reveals stashed corpse: Zim man in SA kills ex-wife, keeps body & hangs self

The late Portia Ndlovu

The late Portia Ndlovu

Whinsley Masara, Chronicle Reporter
A ZIMBABWEAN man based in South Africa slit his ex-wife’s throat, kept the body in his room  before hanging himself in his employer’s office three days later.

Bekithemba Moyo (27), from Gonde Village in Plumtree killed Portia Ndlovu (22) of Diba area in Plumtree on Saturday after she refused to give him a second chance having ditched her himself.

He murdered her in a cottage within his employer’s home. The couple have a one-year-old son.

The finding of Moyo’s lifeless body in his employer’s office led to the discovery of Ndlovu’s naked and decomposing body which lay in a mass of dried blood in his bedroom at his employer’s home.

Zimbabwe’s consul general to South Africa, Mr Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro, yesterday confirmed the incident but said he would comment further today after getting more details.

A source close to the tragedy said Ndlovu left a relative’s home to meet Moyo, after he had called her to collect some money for their child’s upkeep.

“We suspect he killed her on that very night and kept the body inside his room. On Monday he left for work with his employer, returned and actually slept with the body in his room. Again, his employer informed us that they went to work at his factory premises near Bramley Police Station.

“When they arrived home that evening, Moyo asked for the factory keys, claiming he had forgotten something. Realising he had taken too long to return, his employer tried phoning him but he was unreachable. He decided to drive back to office, only to find Moyo hanging from the roof of one of his offices,” said the source.

Bekithemba Moyo

Bekithemba Moyo

The matter was reported to police and Moyo’s family was contacted.

Moyo and Ndlovu’s cellphones, were found smashed to pieces next to his body.

Sources said Ndlovu’s family read the news of Moyo’s death on social media, prompting them to become curious about her whereabouts.

“On Wednesday morning both Moyo and Ndlovu’s families went to his employer’s home. A bad smell alerted them of the grisly killing as they approached his bedroom. Ndlovu’s throat was cut open and her body was covered with a blanket.”

“Moyo, we are told, dumped Ndlovu in January and told her to return to her parents. The couple had fought constantly with Moyo having sent Portia packing on many occasions,” said the source.

“He threw her out of the house many times but after she had finally abided by his order and left him in January, he began to stalk her through WhatsApp, begging her to return to him.”

The source said it was sad that Moyo had killed Ndlovu after she had picked herself up and had moved on.

“Moyo thought Portia would crumble after leaving him but when he saw her glowing and happy, he began to communicate with her, threatening her. On many occasions he phoned her demanding that she stops putting her new boyfriend, Lucky, on her WhatsApp profile.”

The source said her family had started searching for Ndlovu frantically, when they received news of Moyo’s suicide.

“They were shaken. They contacted Moyo’s family, informing them that Ndlovu was missing.

“On Wednesday morning they discovered her body in Moyo’s bedroom,” said the source.—@winnie_masara

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  • Mkhuleko

    Separation in January and, hey presto, cute Portia is already flaunting newfound love on social media less than 2 months later!!

    • Mgijimi

      These Ndebele women they always have a back up guy n too foolish to let the coals cool down.

      • ryan

        You are a low life for sure… This is a tragic story…. Your tribal connotations sucks… Zip your mouth

        • dongamuzi

          you can say that again this imbecile called Mgijimi and the likes of him have turned this informative constructive platform into a circus of simpletons.like the old saying goes ‘if the only tool one has is a hammer ……..so true on this imbecile called Mgijimi!

          • Lucky Mudimba

            My dearest blogger l think they are sinister forces bent on discrediting this precious platform. It could be a grand plan by authorities instructing the CIO to disturb and muzzle debate on this forum . We have characters here who post serious derogatory and hate speech directed towards Ndebeles . This is allowed eventhough is against disqus rules. You can’t do that on Herald live.

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            Volunteering is another way of “getting out of oneself”, especially if it means getting involved with other people.

          • Lucky Mudimba

            Shlama

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            You’ve highlighted exactly why it doesn’t make sense

      • Njomane

        At least they are better than you. When your wife visits her parents for only one night you will be restless and wild like a dog let loose kkkkkkk

      • Bth

        Nonsense

      • dongamuzi

        what has Ndebele to do with anything here? idiotic imbecile you suffer from shona inferiority complex.always seeing tribal in non tribal issues mbuzi!

        • God of War

          What is this shona inferiority complex that you mention? I’m shona and i do not have it.

          • Lucky Mudimba

            Is a syndrome depicted by some characters who will always bring the tribe card in matters that have nothing to do with tribe.

          • God of War

            In that case shouldn’t it be called tribal inferiority complex. Cz once you put shona,you are painting the whole tribe with one brush and that also means you are also suffering from the same affliction.

          • Lucky Mudimba

            My fellow blogger we have experienced a well protracted war against Ndebebes in this platform unabated even by the authorities. What do u call that it if not Tshona inferiority complex. Why is it allowed to continue. I frequent the the herald forum u can’t find it. It is sponsored hence we call it Shona inferiority complex. Can’t people post their contributions without throwing in the tribe card , moreover when we dealing with such a sensitive issue such as death.

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            And hobbies. They tend to be more stable than a career, provide opportunities to meet new and interesting people, and give you something to talk about.

          • Lucky Mudimba

            Uyisihlama fosho!

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            Not women, they were forbidden from working underground under the 1842 Mines Act

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            It’s not as if we’re net exporters of such activities.

          • Confused Senior Advocate

            people’s choices are largely governed by the situations they face.

          • Msundulo

            You are Satan wena tshona lothuvi! Like your father matibiri, swine!

    • Njomane

      Life goes on boet, dont expect a lady to crumble when you ditch her. Someone will come and appreciate what you failed to appreciate

      • Confused Senior Advocate

        Because it bears some relevance to the situation you find yourself in now?

    • musa

      so how long was she expected to wait? people grieve, react and respond to situations differently. there is no set timeline. the coward should have died alone.

      • God of War

        But is it really necessary to put your boyfriends picture on her status unless she was trying to illicit a response from the baby daddy. Unfortunately she got the response that she least expected. Sometimes it better for people to avoid conflict and do things that are safe.

        • Grace Mubi

          Thats why your name is GOD OF WAR! Wakambomunzwa kupi anonzi God of War? U are brain DEAD.

          • God of War

            Voetsek mgodoyi!

          • Confused Senior Advocate

            It felt very odd writing it, right??

          • God of War

            your mum is calling you back to bed.

          • Confused Senior Advocate

            Because it bears some relevance to the situation you find yourself in now??

        • Chokwadi

          Her whatsapp her decision…they were no longer together, she has every right to do what she wants with her whatsapp or life . .

          • Confused Senior Advocate

            Economically it makes sense for whom?

          • God of War

            Well by practising her “right” she is dead and some of us are enjoying our lives because we rather be alive than right when dead.

        • Confused Senior Advocate

          Just like how someone put it, So you gave up watching Saturday night TV after discovering the joys of mixing alcohol with painkillers.

      • Question Mark?

        She was supposed to wait for 31536000 seconds.525600 minutes 8760hours. 365 days. 12 months. In short; one full year.The time taken by a Zimbabwean widow to find new love after yours truely departs. How come you don’t know this? Surely you can’t be the only Scandinavian Eskimo on this forum?

        • musa

          dude or lass whatever the case maybe, there is NO law, in the Bible or in the constitution, that prescribes the 12 months for widows. it’s just tradition. & in any case, she wasn’t a widow

          • Question Mark?

            If Tradition is not law, What then is customary Law? Now why do you sound like an Eskimo from South Pole?

          • musa

            the so called “law” can be constitutionally challenged.

          • Maphila Samel Nhlabatsi Junior

            So you gave up watching Saturday night TV after I discovering the joys of mixing alcohol with painkillers.

        • Lucky Mudimba

          That’s a tangent

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            $1.25 won’t get much, you know, these days.

        • Grace Mubi

          iwe Question Mark, I dont agree with you but share the same sentiments na Musa. This woman was not a widow she was chased away by the father of her chilod. Ukureva here kuti iye murume uyu anga asina girlfriend during that 2 months period?. Murawu wechishona wauri kutaura nezvawo apa ndeupi? Let to feel for others and sympathise. Kana usina zvekutaura nyarara. If she was your sister, would you pass such silly comments?

          • Question Mark?

            Now am I high on something or what? Surely auntie Gire, did I say Shona law? I said Zimbabwean. Maybe this back up was there all the time. So they always faught.Typical Zimbo woman. They always have plan B. And Plan B is the mother of all F#$% ups. Do you not have your own plan B auntie?

      • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

        I have seen no evidence of that thus far.

      • Zvawora

        Yaa,one hundred percent correct,nothing to stop her from moving on.Especially looking at the countless times she had been send packing by the bloody thirsty monster,may her poor soul rest in peace,but for that pig,his soul should be in hades by now.

    • Lucky Mudimba

      Uyisithuthatha sendoda , kwakumele enzeni uMaNdlovu? Azile noma abemuncu ngoba isiphukuphuku esifana nawe simlahlile. Amadoda amanengi ikakhulu ohlangothini lwakithi bavamise ukuyiyenza lento befuna ukukhawulisa abafazi ukuze bahlupheke . Madoda asesintwini asekeleni ubulema lobu mani. Yikho singahlonitshwa ngamahole.

      • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

        The flesh is weak, but the grass is so wet.

        • Lucky Mudimba

          Fuseki shlama

          • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

            Why does the man cleaning the toilets at the train station make the least? He is stopping us from getting sick.

    • Chokwadi

      We don’t control peoples lives…we only have control over our own lives…what she did after the break up is non of his business…

      • Confused Senior Advocate

        I don’t know what country you live in, but that doesn’t bear any relation to mine.

  • kuda

    its so sad, jealousy, that’s a weakness we have as men. when we dump a lady we expect to see or hear that she is suffering, why ? its not fair actually.

    • Masvingo Zimuto

      True

  • ndubeko

    the man is selfish how could he do that, the mistake which the woman made was to go to his place after separation usually the elders say once you are in that state a relative other than her should be the one that collects whatever is there from the man or the man should deliver the money to the wife;s relatives, the two should avoid contact to minimise a violent situation

    • Lucky Mudimba

      Alikho iqinisiso elidlula leli sihlobo

      • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

        How odd. I didn’t think it was worth writing it twice, honest!

    • Pilate Mhlanga

      In less than 2 months wayese vekuzela uLucky Mudimba? Hayibo, akwenziwa lokhu bra wakithi!!

    • Mfana weQiniso

      unkazana ubefuna ukuzekwa bra. Yisizekezeke sodwa lapha egoli. amankazana azekwa emini lebusuku especially abesishoneni abagcwele emabhawa njengase hillbrow inn, emaxim hotel – bayiphethe ngezandla imbumbu!

  • God of War

    It boggles the mind why one would put a picture of their lover as a profile pic yet a profile pic should be of the owner of the account. This Moyo fellow is an idiot but because of his simple mind he was easily offended by an equally foolish provocation from the lady. These two fools deserved each other.

    • Lucky Mudimba

      How was the profile pic provocative? Our Zimbabwean situation that is highly polarized has even limited the way we think as a people . Anywhere every species is a product of its own environment hence l can’t fault u my dearest blogger.

      • Maphila Samuel Nhlabatsi

        Talking to each other? good communication, loyalty and self discipline. Those concepts seem alien to people these days sadly.

      • God of War

        It was provocative to her ex husband. Learn to think outside the box otherwise you will marry a whore.

        • Confused Senior Advocate

          If you don’t understand the facts and make every decision on a ‘feeling’ or ‘common sense’ then it doesn’t matter the arguments put to you. You’ll still jump off that cliff

          • God of War

            I suggest you lay off the nyaope, it’s beginning to take a toll on your mental health son.

          • Confused Senior Advocate

            In all honesty, Trump will sign whatever’s put in front of him.

      • Confused Senior Advocate

        You’re definitely not one of those who would be persuaded to stop spreading propaganda.

  • Galveston

    The crazy things that “love” does with the emotions of naive young couples. It’s such a sad waste of youthful lives. Sincere condolences to the bereaved!

    • Chokwadi

      Love doesn’t kill, no matter the circumstances…..

      • Confused Senior Advocate

        No, it means it can be whatever weather your imagination can come up with.

  • Kabius Kekedu

    Women often utter and/or do certain things that are very dangerous. These are some of the consequences. Fatal. Zvavharana.

    • Chokwadi

      She never cheated on him…they broke up and she moved on. What about those who actual cheat during the marriage.

  • genaro gattusso

    may her soul rest in peace.such beauty lost in such a gory way

  • Muzondo Muzhumbu

    Mandeere

    • Chokwadi

      Lets not do to each other what whites did to our parents and grandparents.

  • Tonaz Da Boss

    nemazariro akaita nyika nevakadzi shuwa

    • Confused Senior Advocate

      Free to those who can afford it, very expensive to those who can’t.

  • Confused Senior Advocate

    Stop feeling entitled.