“But she said she was having her periods and that even if she would give me a reply, it wasn’t at that time. She said after her periods, she would give me a reply. When she told me she was having her periods, I insisted that she was lying.
I don’t know what came over me; I just wanted to have her. When she was screaming while I was trying to undress her, I used something – a piece of cloth – to gag her. In the process of having sex with her, she gave up and I did not know. After I had sex with her, I discovered that she was dead. I did not know what else to do than so I covered her body in the shop. I was in panic mode; I didn’t know what to do.
“She was only there to collect money for our boss; I was the one that used that opportunity to perpetrate the ungodly act. I am not married, I am not a womaniser. I don’t know why I got myself involved in this. I did not have any girlfriend; I don’t just know what came over me and made do what I did. I confirmed that she was having her periods. It was after I raped her that I saw bloodstains on my private parts. And I felt bad about it.
“Why did you kill her? he was asked and he said, ‘I did not intentionally kill her; I think it was the cloth I used to gag her to prevent her from shouting that suffocated her and caused her death. It was never intentional; all I wanted to do was to sleep with her.
“When I discovered that she was dead, I kept her body in the shop for three days until when my boss’ child came to the shop, said the place was stinking and that I should ensure I cleaned it up on environmental sanitation day. While cleaning the shop, I did not have any other choice but to take her corpse outside.