Woman overpowers, kills rapist


A WOMAN from Jambezi in Victoria Falls killed a 67-year-old convicted rapist who had attacked her with a spear.


Ntombizodwa Ncube (55) overpowered Phineas Moyo and pressed him to the ground until he died.

Moyo had allegedly threatened to kill Ncube and her 13-year-old niece he had been convicted of raping on February 24 at the Hwange Regional Court. Moyo is a younger brother to Ncube’s husband and had been remanded out of custody to February 25 for sentencing.

He, however, absconded and sought to kill Ncube and her niece by spearing them, but met his death instead. Ncube yesterday appeared before Victoria Falls magistrate Sharon Rosemani facing a culpable homicide charge.

Prosecutor Listen Nare told the court that on February 26 in the Jambezi area, Moyo armed himself with two spears and attacked Ncube injuring her on her right palm.

However, Ncube overpowered Moyo and pinned him to the ground pressing his head against the ground face down resulting in him suffocating to death. Ncube was arrested and Moyo’s body taken to hospital for a post mortem.

She was granted $100 bail and remanded to March 13.


  1. Mr Magistrate kindly acquit this poor woman who commited the offecnce in self defence because she was first attacked and latter responded, otherwise she could be history.

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