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Two bodies found at late VP’s farm

By Innocent Ruwende

Two bodies of men who were half naked were on Monday found in a septic tank at a farm which was being leased to the late Vice President John Landa Nkomo in Insuza.

The late John Nkomo
The late John Nkomo

Police say on Monday at around 3pm the late Vice President John Nkomo’s son Kembo (49) who was in the company of Ndabazelizwe Ncube (47) visited Paddock CSC Winderblock, Insuza which was being leased to Vice President Nkomo.

On arrival they discovered that the farm workers, Pardon Mpofu (22) of Lupane Area and Trymore Sibanda (23) of Insuza, Pilot Bhebhe (28) also of same area and Nhlanhla Moyo (23) of Nkayi area were absent.

They sensed a bad smell coming from the septic tank which was about two metres away from the farm house and about two-and-a-half metres deep.

The pair opened the septic tank and discovered two human bodies which were partially submerged in the septic tank and at an advanced stage of decomposition. They reported the matter to Insuza Police on the same day and police attended the scene.

The bodies are yet to be retrieved from the septic tank so that they could be identified. CID Lupane who are investigating the matter were advised of the matter which is suspected to be a case of murder.

In July this year, police expressed concern over instances of murder countrywide with 263 cases recorded during the first half of the year.

Most of these result from domestic disputes.

During the first half of the year, 263 lives were lost as a result of murder compared to 280 during the same period in 2012. The Herald