(Last Updated on January 11, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
PLUMTREE – Police have arrested forty-five-year-old Liseni Nleya in connection with the gruesome murder of his parents Nicholas Nleya and Margaret Nleya who were killed before their bodies were burnt beyond recognition at their homestead last year in Plumtree.
Following his arrest, the suspect confessed to murdering his parents.
Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi said the police arrested the suspect after receiving a tip-off from the public following his return from South Africa.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested suspect, Liseni Nleya (45) in connection with the gruesome murder of his elderly parents, Nicholas Keni Nleya (83) and Margaret Nleya (76) on 1st of September 2020 at Nleya Homestead, Headman Zibuyeni, Chief Tshitsi, Empandeni, Plumtree.
“The suspect was arrested on 10 January 2021 in Bulawayo after a tip-off from the members of the public as he wanted to collect his clothes from a certain prophet after coming from South Africa. He confessed to killing the victims and burning their bodies. Investigations are in progress,” said Nyathi.
The case was suspected to be a robbery.