23 March 2020 :
A serial rapist from Bulawayo who raped and murdered a woman from Cowdray Park suburb who was coming from fetching firewood with her two neighbours was on 20 March 2020 sentenced to death.
Peter Nyathi (31) of Cowdray Park on 22 October 2018 struck Ms Shella Moyo (42) with a log as she was coming from fetching firewood with her neighbours before raping her as she lay unconscious.
The deceased succumbed to the injuries on 24 October while admitted to Mpilo Central Hospital.
Nyathi has been linked to a series of rape, unlawful entry and theft cases in Cowdray Park and Luveve suburbs.
He broke into several houses and raped women in bushy areas between the two suburbs.
Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese on 20 March convicted Nyathi of murder with actual intent.
In passing the sentence, the judge condemned Nyathi’s actions saying he deserved to be permanently removed from society.