The Zimbabwean Police has arrested a 20year old Man after he gruesomely murdered a Reverend while praying at the Holy Cross in Mutoko before her body was dumped in a nearby dam in an incident which has left many shocked.
The suspect, Enock Potani of Chouriri village under Chief Mutoko, reportedly confessed to killing Sister Ruvadiki Plaxedes Kamundiya, a teacher at Hartmann House, which is part of St George’s College in Harare.
The suspect is believed to be mentally challenged.
According to information obtained by this paper, on Sunday, Kamundiya went to the Mother of Peace community in Mutoko on a tour to assess the preparations for a school visit by St George’s College mass servers that was scheduled for Friday.
Kamundiya was welcomed by Juliet Haurovi (37) before the two had discussions as well as touring the centre. It is reported that the now-deceased was told about the Blue Cross, popularly known as the Glorious Cross of Life, and expressed interest to visit it before returning to Harare.
The nun went to the cross at the mountain on foot about 80 metres from the Mother of Peace community, leaving Haurovi behind.
After realising that Kamundiya had taken long to return and that her car was still where she had parked it, Haurovi sent James Chinamano (17) and Simon Muhamba (17), who are both orphans at the institution, to look for Kamundiya, who had indicated that she wanted to pray before going back to Harare.
They saw the suspect still at the cross and asked him whether he had seen Kamundiya.
They were, however, told that she had left for Mushimbo. The suspect also told the two that Kamundiya was behaving like a mentally challenged person.
The following day, they found the body of Kamundiya floating in Mutemwa Dam.
He then led the police officers to a nearby farm where a blood-stained golden dress (church regalia), shoes, a bra and hair band belonging to the now-deceased were recovered wrapped in a blood-stained white sack.