A soldier stationed at 3 Brigade Headquarters in Mutare will appear in court soon on murder charges after he allegedly poisoned his maid after she had refused to have sex with him.
Manicaland police spokesman Inspector Enock Chishiri confirmed the murder which occurred last Friday. He said Musa Bene (35) was left at home by his wife together with the maid Melody Musindo (22) when the incident happened.
The maid resisted his advances but this did not go down well with Bhene. He started assaulting the maid using his hands," he said.
Fearing that the girl would spill the beans, Bhene forced the girl to drink poison.
The neighbours ferried her to Mutare Provincial Hospital and she was admitted in the intensive care unit where she later died."
Insp Chishiri said on November 18, 2012 Bhene was arrested.
He will appear in court charged with murder.