Saturday, 18 June 2016


THE trial of a senior police officer who was allegedly caught in bed with a married subordinate before he threw the woman’s husband off a speeding vehicle as he fled the scene, has been set for July 8.

The woman’s husband, Pasipanodya Tadzembwa (28), who is a soldier stationed at One Brigade, hung onto the bonnet of a car for 50 metres as he tried to confront Sipho Ndlovu (35) whom he had allegedly found in bed with his wife.

Mr Tadzembwa was hospitalised after being thrown off the vehicle driven by the fleeing Ndlovu, who is the Officer-in-Charge of Figtree Police Station. Ndlovu yesterday appeared before Bulawayo regional magistrate Mr Trynos Utawashe facing a charge of attempted murder.

Mr Utawashe remanded him out of custody on $200 bail. Prosecuting, Miss Paida Zengeni said on May 3 this year shortly after 10PM, Mr Tadzembwa arrived at his home in Bulawayo’s Nketa suburb after he got a tip- off that Ndlovu was romping with his wife, Kilisalisti Nyaradzo Manjonjo, at their matrimonial home. Manjonjo is also a police officer stationed at Matopo.

“Tadzembwa rushed home and found Ndlovu in his bed with his wife. Tadzembwa made an effort to contact the local police to report the matter but failed as Ndlovu bolted out of the house and got into his car and started to drive away,” said Miss Zengeni.
The court heard that as Ndlovu drove away, Mr Tadzembwa tried to jump onto the bonnet and was hit by the car.

“He got up and jumped onto it again and was driven for about 50 metres before he was thrown off the moving vehicle and sustained injuries on his head and other parts of the body. Ndlovu drove away and did not stop and Tadzembwa was taken to hospital,” said Miss Zengeni.

The location of the house where the confrontation took place was not disclosed in court.
Although Manjonjo, in her statement, claimed that Mr Tadzembwa was her ex-boyfriend, court files contain a marriage certificate showing that the couple got married last year in December. chronicle


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