Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Late Daughter ‘sends’ Mom Text Messages

Four Men Kills Suspected Thief Over Missing Cellphone in Fort Rixon Village

A man from Mutare, Stephen Musimwa, is accused of murdering his wife, Gladys Manyaire (27), on suspicion of infidelity. He then reportedly used her phone to send misleading text messages to her mother, making her believe her daughter was alive and working as a domestic worker in Chipinge.

Gladys’s body was discovered in a stream in Mwaamba Village under Chief Zimunya’s jurisdiction, in an advanced state of decomposition with deep cuts and a knife suspected to be the murder weapon found nearby.

According to Mrs. Winnie Manyaire, Gladys’s mother, she had been receiving text messages from her daughter’s phone number, suggesting that Gladys was working in Chipinge. This led Mrs. Manyaire to believe her daughter was alive.

Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka, acting Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, confirmed the case. He suggested that Musimwa had been texting his mother-in-law using Gladys’s phone. The couple had a domestic dispute over infidelity allegations, prompting Gladys to return to her parents’ home with their child.

On December 29, 2023, Musimwa contacted Gladys, asking her to come to Mutare to get a birth certificate for their child. Following her mother’s advice, Gladys went to meet Musimwa on December 30, 2023, and was last seen alive on that day.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Her body was found on January 4, 2024, by a 10-year-old boy searching for turkeys. The body, dressed in a blue jean skirt, maroon top, and maroon and white jersey, was found in a stream, with her sandals nearby. Due to the body’s advanced decomposition, identifying specific injuries was difficult, but cuts were observed on her left hand fingers. A kitchen knife was found about 3.5 meters from the body.

Also read: Pastor ‘Comfort Tanaka Gutu’ Defrauds Business Partner Of $350,000

Mrs. Manyaire revealed to the police that she had been receiving texts from Gladys’s phone number, pretending to be Gladys, claiming she was working in Chipinge. She also received messages from Musimwa’s number, inquiring about his son and claiming Gladys was not answering his calls. Musimwa even visited Mrs. Manyaire’s home on January 3, 2024, around 1 am to drop off a smartphone for his child.

After reviewing Mrs. Manyaire’s text messages, the police suspect Musimwa was using Gladys’s phone to send the misleading messages. The consistency in the messages from both numbers to Mrs. Manyaire’s phone led to this suspicion.

Assistant Inspector Chinyoka has appealed to the public for any information that could lead to Musimwa’s arrest, urging them to contact their nearest police station.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

For comments, Feedback and Opinions do get in touch with our editor on WhatsApp: +27 82 836 5828

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Catch More Updates Below


A 31-year-old mother (biological mother) and her 26-year-old boyfriend (step father) were arrested for the alleged murder of a 4-year-old baby boy, after he...


The trial, in which Sunningdale legislator Maureen Kademaunga is accused of attempted murder, got underway in Harare yesterday. Kademaunga appeared together with Harare City...


A suspected armed robber appeared in court yesterday for allegedly killing a passer-by only to be caught while selling the deceased phone. Tendai Mafidi...


The five alleged hitmen, said to have been hired by a businessman to eliminate his business rival, faced a significant setback as a magistrate...


Harare | Two individuals accused of fatally assaulting a suspected thief in December were apprehended three months later, following identification by a witness. Samson...


Fatal Stabbing Tragedy Strikes Silobela as Police Pursue Suspect in Nkayi Hospital Murder Local police are currently investigating a tragic incident involving the fatal...


A RIO Tinto Zhombe High School teacher was allegedly killed and defaced in a development that left the Zhombe community shell shocked. The body...


Norton Money Changer Murdered…Robbers Leave Money Panic ensued in the neighbourhood on Friday when an unidentified attacker stole the vehicle belonging to a money-changer...