Friday, December 22, 2017

Sebastine Mademo & Nelia Mushonga, Serial Killer Bandits: Zimbabwe, 2017

FULL TEXT: A 20-year-old Harare woman, who is accused of being part of a gang that allegedly went on a murder and robbery spree, has approached the High Court seeking bail. Nelia Mushonga from Maseko area in Epworth, is said to have been part of a gang that went on a rampage, robbing, assaulting and killing innocent people in and around the capital. Prosecutors said Mushonga's accomplices were Nelson Nyarambi (33), Bothwell Zigomo (31), Raymond Nyajina (21), Sebastian Mademo (27) and Talent Gwada (24), who are all Epworth residents but currently held at Chikurubi Prison awaiting trial. Mushonga and her accomplices allegedly murdered their first victim in January this year and later killed two others before attempting to murder seven others in May this year. [Gift Njirisi, “Zimbabwe: Female 'Serial Killer' Seeks Bail,” The Standard, Nov 26, 2017]
GANG of 6: Nelson Nyarambi (33), Bothwell Zigomo (31), Raymond Nyajina (21), Sebastine Mademo (27), Talent Gwada (24), Nelia Mushonga (20).
Jan. 4, 2017 – Ophius Mudadi, taxi driver, beaten, strangled. Murder #1 
May 18, 2017 – Robert Bobo, beaten to death with iron bars. Murder #2 
May 18, 2017 – Julius Sinjani, seriously injured; attacked with a brick.
May 18, 2017 – Ngonidzashe Darare, beaten unconscious with iron bars. 
May 19, 2017 – Simbarashe Mutimbwa, beaten unconscious.
May 20, 2017 –Willard Sasimba, beaten with bricks and iron bars.
May 22, 2017 – Thomas Chipuriro, beaten with iron bars.
May 22?, 2017 – Patrick Sagwiza, hospital DOA. Murder #3.
May 23, 2017 – John Nhira seriously injured, stabbed in chest, beaten with stones.
May 23, 2017 – James Meki, stoned, stabbed multiple times; hospital DOA. Murder #4
May 24, 2017 – Tafirei Chitsekwe stabbed in back four times.
May 24, 2017 –Godfrey Matiki attacked.
May 30, 2017 – Gang of 6 arrested; four counts of murder and eight counts of attempted murder.
[Gift Nirisi, “Zimbabwe: Female 'Serial Killer' Seeks Bail,” The Standard, Nov 26, 2017] 
[Tendai Rupapa, “Gang Unleashes Reign of Terror,” The Herald (Zimbabwe), May 30, 2017] 
[“Murderers nabbed,” H-Metro (Harare, Zimbabwe), May 30, 2017]


For similar cases, see: Female Serial Killer Bandits



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