A RUSAPE man allegedly force-marched his wife to a mountain before fatally assaulting her with an unknown object.
James Sikila (33) of Muradzi Village in Chief Tandi’s area who has been on the run since April was arrested last weekend while hiding at his brother’s House Number 3027, Magamba Extension in Rusape.
Sikila appeared in court on Monday and was not asked to plead by Rusape magistrate, Mr Shane Kubonera, who remanded him in custody to July 31.
Mr Kubonera also advised Sikila to apply for bail at the High Court as he was facing a serious offence
State prosecutor, Mr Tafara Chawatama, told the court that the skeletal remains of Sikila’s wife whose name was not provided in court papers were discovered in the mountain two weeks after her callous murder and were taken to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals in Harare for post-mortem.
“On April 14 at around 10pm, Sikila had a misunderstanding with his wife while they were in their bedroom hut.
“Sikila later force-marched his wife to a nearby mountain where he assaulted her with an unknown. The wife sustained serious head injuries resulting in her death.
“Her remains were discovered scattered all over the scene of the murder after two weeks. A post mortem was carried at Parirenyatwa Hospital,” said Mr Chawatama