Suspected Pumula killer’s case postponed


The High Court yesterday indefinitely postponed the trial of a Pumula man who is accused of brutally killing a 70-year-old Pumula resident before burying him in a shallow grave last year.


Daniel Sinkala (24), who accused the late William Longwe of sodomising him on a regular basis, briefly appeared before High Court judge Justice Maphios Cheda.

On Bulawayo magistrate Crispen Mberewere had referred his case to the High Court.

Twelve witnesses will testify when the case resumes.

Last year when the case opened, Mberewere ordered Sinkala to be examined by two doctors to ascertain if he was mentally stable.

This was after he told the court that he killed Longwe after he refused to pay $50 as compensation for sodomising him.

In his warned and cautioned statement, Sinkala chronicled how he killed Longwe using a pick head.

Sinkala allegedly admitted striking Longwe twice in the head leading to his death.