Couple Hires Hitman To Kill Ex-Lover

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FRANCISTOWN: In a case that could read like a Hollywood script for a blockbuster film, a married couple and their alleged contract killer appeared in court on Friday to face one count of murder and four charges of attempted murder.

The husband, wife, and their co-accused landed in hot soup after they allegedly murdered the husband's former lover. The trio is also indicted for allegedly attempting to murder four people, three of which are the husband’s children with his ex-lover who is now deceased. According to the charge sheet, the husband, Banoziba Dambe (46), director of Bano Investments, his wife, Tiny Dambe (34) a nurse by profession, and their alleged hired killer, Lesedi Khundu (31) who is unemployed, allegedly murdered Conciliah Ncube who was Dambe’s former lover.

According to the Charge sheet, on May 7, 2017, at Flowertown ward in Kazungula village in the Chobe District, the accused persons burnt a house occupied by Ncube thereby causing her injuries from which she later succumbed to on May 12, 2017, at Kasane Hospital. In the four attempted murder counts, the trio allegedly tried to kill Moreblessing Ncube, Tshepiso Ncube and Thabo Ncube, who are Dambe’s children with Ncube, and Andrew Banoziba, a relative on May 7, 2017 at Flowertown ward in Kazungula by setting fire to the house that the complainants were sleeping in.

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