75-year-old woman kills grandson over house he inherited from father

75-year-old woman kills grandson over house he inherited from father
Published: 2014 October 22 12:57:11 (9901 Views)
75-year-old Evelyn Mpofu from Matjinge area in Zimbabwe and her neighbour allegedly poisoned her 18-year-old grandson so that she could take over the house that he inherited from his father.

The two are jointly charged with murder after the neighbour, Skipa Ngwenya, 45, allegedly administered the poison.

Mpofu is alleged to have hired Ngwenya who was her grandson's football team coach to administer the poison and promised to pay him a heifer.

She allegedly failed to honour her promise after her grandson, Mxolisi Nkomo's death in February this year, prompting Ngwenya to expose her.

Mpofu allegedly wanted to take over Nkomo's house in Bulawayo which he inherited from his father who was her son.

A recent medical report presented by a pathologist confirmed that Nkomo died of food poisoning.



Mpofu had initially claimed that he collapsed and died due to breathing problems and the matter was treated as sudden death.

In court yesterday, Ngwenya admitted to the charges and implicated Mpofu who had earlier denied the charges before the police and the community leadership.

Prosecuting, Clemence Shawarira said Mpofu and Ngwenya carried out their mission on February 22 this year.

He added that the two agreed that if the coach administered the poison into her grandson's food during their training session, people would not suspect any foul play.

"Nkomo was with his teammates at Mangarame Business Centre when he fell ill," he said.

Shawarira said Mpofu took advantage of the fact that Ngwenya supplied the team with food at training and during matches.



Source - Chronicle

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