A man who met a Zimbabwean Reverend Sister, Plaxedes Kamundiya, at a prayer shrine in Mutoko has been arrested for allegedly raping and killing her.
The deceased, an official at St Georges High School reportedly visited Mtoko Mother of Peace Community in an assessment tour in connection with a visit by mass server students from St Georges High School in Harare before the incident occurred, as her body was found floating in a dam after days of searching for her.
The Reverend sister reportedly a brief pilgrimage to the Glorious Cross of life which is a prayer shrine after concluding her meeting with orphans, and was escorted by a female community member to the area, whom she told she needed a brief time to say her prayers in solitude.
However after it was discovered that Plaxedes’ car was still parked at the same spot where it was left, an alarm was raised and a search party was sent who met a man who said he saw Plaxedes a while ago acting like a mad person.
Not convinced by the man’s statement, the search group decided to search through his belongings and found groceries which he claimed belonged to his sister. These groceries were the first link to Sister Plaxedes’s disappearance.
Her body showed signs of struggle including bruises, blisters and bleeding from the nose.
The man confessed to killing Plaxedes after which he hid her bloody clothes in a sack at Chido Mudzinyama Farm. He also confessed to dragging her body and tossing it in the dam in a bid to concealing the evidence. Plans are already under-way for the burial of Plaxedes, as the accused had since been handed over to the police.