‘Serial killer’ Jindu seeks release on bail


By Cynthia Dube

A suspected serial killer from Bulawayo who allegedly shot dead his friend and a neighbour before burying their bodies in shallow graves in Burnside suburb, wants to be released on bail.

Rodney Tongai Jindu

Rodney Tongai Jindu (26) of Glengarry suburb yesterday submitted a bail application to Tredgold Court magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya, stating that he is a good candidate for bail pending trial.

Mr Tashaya referred the matter to the High Court and Jindu is set to appear before High court Judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi today for bail hearing. In his application, Jindu said he deserves bail and the State must not mislead the courts into ruling against his application.

“The State is hereby encouraged to not go into the merits of the case which must be reserved for a competent court of law but instead must focus on the matter at hand, that is bail pending trial. The rule of law is that the accused person is presumed innocent till proven guilty,” reads the application.

“The State is urged to stop misleading the honourable court by getting into the merits. Section 50 of the Zimbabwean constitution states that “any person who is detained pending trial for an alleged offence and is not tried within reasonable time, must be released from detention whether conditionally or unconditionally, or no reasonable conditions to ensure that after release the accused person attends trial, does not interfere with State witnesses or commit other offences.”

Jindu, who is a father of two minor children, said he is a suitable candidate for bail because he is a bread winner at home and would not run away from ‘mere allegations’ levelled against him.

“I am willing to stand trial and prove my innocence in a competent court. I am also willing to submit my valid passport and report three times per month at Queens Park Police Station. The courts are supposed to take note that l am of fixed abode. I am not going to commit any offence if the courts grant me bail and it is my prayer that the courts throw away the State’s response to oppose my bail,” reads the application.

“There is no way that l will run away from the police because l surrendered myself to the police station on February 20 this year concerning the death of the deceased. The court must take it into consideration that I am deprived of my freedom while l am innocent.”

Two weeks ago, Jindu told magistrate Mr Tashaya that he wants the State to release his Nissan Gloria Sedan car so that his mother, Ms Engelina Mawaro, can use it to bring him better food at Khami remand prison.

He said he cannot stand prison food and therefore required regular and better cooked meals from home.

Last month Jindu refused to confirm his statements, telling the magistrate that he did not write them freely and voluntarily.

Yesterday he queried why the State was alleging he was the last person to be seen with his deceased friends, when they had not asked every person in Bulawayo to confirm the allegation.

Jindu is facing two counts of killing his neighbour Mboneli Joko Ncube (30) and childhood friend Cyprian Kudzurunga (28).

He was arrested on February 3 for allegedly killing Kudzurunga of Queens Park East and further investigations linked him to the death of Ncube on January 29. The Chronicle

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  • Chikatilo

  • Moda kumupa mumwe mukanazve wekuuraya mumwe munhu asina mhaka .

  • aah throw away the keyz

  • Dzirikuda kutiza idzi

  • nhubu bvisai mabhora anomufurira

  • He must rot in prison..
    People of his calabre dnt change .

  • Jindu thinks that life is some kind of joke. This guy has no value for life at all.

  • Thats kwa Bulawoyo for you.Shaka sprite on the runas.

    • Do you mean to tell us that in this whole country its only in Bulawayo where people get murdered?

    • Aaa this is happening everywhere, and it the work of the devil

    • And this killer is a stubid migrant from mashonaland

    • Most of time they you are killing each other you heat the heardlines for bad .Thats how i see you bad for killing you on bra.

    • migrant from MASHONALAND not to thank like a mad man from bulawoyo.Stop killing you bro oney that you are to much everway some story what good that comes forma kwa Labu??????…..

    • Get some English lessons before typing and exposing your shallow mind

    • Horrible English, couldn’t get a thing!!! Try extra lessons!!!

    • You have had me fun you.

    • Funk you ndex

  • Thats kwa Bulawoyo for you.Shaka sprite on the runs

  • If u allow him out he will kill more

  • Just kill him,if der z no hangman I’m here pliz

  • Nhubu

    Goodluck on dreaming

  • zim z not mzans where beasts r allowed the comfort of living among the ppl

  • He is mad

  • Let him rot in prison bastard

  • Hell to the NO. You belong behind bars !!!!

  • So stupid. ..evil idoit..bail for what good reason hiz an animal killing for money inopera iñ 1 day

  • So stupid. ..evil idoit..bail for what good reason hiz an animal killing for money inopera iñ 1 day

    • Use Mr Bernard mbengo bellout for what no no no he is a devil

  • Anorota

  • he thinks he is this famous serial killer in a horror movie

  • Handidi zvekutaura,bail for what? Lock him up and throw away the key…

  • Zvaanoto penga nhai

  • He wants to prove his innocence????????.really???

  • Ngaorere mumujeri,killing does nt have an excuse.Killing with intend to kill shld go to the gallows or die in jail

  • Muchaona vatongi vacho vachitomupa bail racho. Munamba weAcid uya akapihwa wani, nhasi aripi? Zimondi wekubaya musikana wake kuChitungwiza aripi? Mirai muone. Nxaaa.

  • Kkkkkk zim yakupa maserial killer bail out thats insane for sure

  • Released on bail??? He is a big joker nxa

  • Bail for what?he belongs to prison let him stay there

  • Aah apedze kuuraya vamwe vanhu gara ikoko

  • No. U want to run away. Your sentence is obvious so adapt to your new home

  • Nxaa

  • ..serious crimes indeed..it appears he’s taking this casually..

  • Nxaaaah this is not jozi where you can kill and walk in the streets,Mugabe apo ndopaaka gona pliz tinyararire ufire hako mujeri nonsense

  • Yebo

    I now want to believe that there is someone behind who committed offences and pushed Jindu. Handei tione. Arikuritora kupi simba rekuti he is INNOCENT. The truth will come out. But if he is the one, he must be sick.

  • please give me the job to hang that idiot anofunga kuti ari special. kupedzera mamwe mabhanditi sadza ne royco kujeri

  • This is just news not in zim u won’t escape with murder. He’s going down ko ma guide jere akarega mafira mberi he muss get one of those and we can forget about him

  • Mboko iyi inoda sadza rinecement

  • Rebecca

    Million dollar question: WHY IS IT THAT THE JINDU FAMILY WHO ARE CHRISTIANS HAVE NOT YET APOLOGISED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO THE victims’ families?

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