Murder suspect Zimondi claims victim was “his wife”

SUSPECTED girlfriend murderer, Pritchard Zimondi yesterday stunned the Monalisa Chinomona’s family when he claimed in court that he lived-in with his late girlfriend with the family’s consent.


Zimondi made the remarks in the continuation of his murder trial where he is accused of grisly killing Monalisa after she had allegedly turned down his request for sex in 2012.

Chinomona’s family murmured in disagreement after Zimondi’s utterances.

Zimondi had been asked by High Court judge Justice Hlekani Mwayera to clarify what he meant when he told the court that he and Monalisa used to sleep over at each other’s residences.

Justice Mwayera asked Zimondi to clarify whether both families had consented to the pair sleeping together overnight and staying as husband and wife.

Zimondi responded: “To a lesser extent yes, we were staying as husband and wife and I used to sleep over at her residence during the presence of her mother while her father would be at his farm and she also used to sleep over at my place with the blessing of my mother.” ads Ads

Zimondi, who at some point giggled while being led by his lawyer Norman Mugiya over the use of slang in court, had some difficulties in explaining where he got the pant and bra that was recovered in his possession upon his arrest.

Prosecutor Editor Mavuto asked Zimondi to tell the court the correct position after he had given three contradicting versions of where he got the items.

“You have told this court that you got the pant and the bra from your aunt in Harare, but in your bail statement you said you bought the items in town for your girlfriend and in another supplementary bail statement you told the court you bought the items in Gweru, now which of the three statements is correct?” Mavuto asked.

Zimondi said the correct version was that he got the items from his aunt and he wanted to take them to Monalisa as samples.

He also failed to reconcile the time by which he left Gweru on the day Monalisa was murdered prompting Mavuto to accuse him of lying under oath.

Zimondi claimed Monalisa was killed by his rival only identified as Vitalis.

Zimondi, who came to court with his Bible and a Christian magazine, denied killing Monalisa arguing he loved her and was surprised to learn of her sudden death on the day in question.

The trial was postponed to April 14 when Zimondi is expected to call his three
defence witnesses.

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  1. Its panties please. Panties or pants not pant that is so Shona.Uyuwo Pritchard anonyepa mhani uyu. Batai munhu

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  2. Give the bible to Gumbura and request for uncooked popcorn for yo last meal before the hangman kisses you goodbye. Say hi to Judas Iscariot when u get there!

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  3. Was the young zimondi 21 when he committed da offence ?

  4. Zimhondi for sure

  5. Such cases should be done in a marathon session. Zvekuita postpone izvi tinozokanganwa

  6. The Dalaai Lama

    Prichard Oscar Pretorius Zimhondi.

    1. mazita aya anotiparira

  7. I personaly nkow this Zimondi guy , something is terribly wrong somewhere , May the grace of God be with him , and let the truth come out

  8. Just throw the bastard in prison and let him languish there. Mfana uyu is a liar. Killing somebody is not a joke. See how Pistorious is crying giving testimony. Mhondi mutirongo vakomana. Batai munhu mapurisa nevematare edzimhosva

  9. live in or live out hazvina dhiri izvo, wakauraya munhu chete period

  10. But why Norman mugiya would support zimondi.i mean kuda mari here Mr lawyer.budai munyaya idzi.mirirai dzimwe vamugiya.this is serious. Muchafira mafufu.

  11. @Sharoh warwadziwa nei?

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