THE trial date for suspected serial killer Rodney Tongai Jindu who allegedly shot dead his friend and a neighbour before burying them in shallow graves in Bulawayo’s Burnside suburb, has been set for October 3 following his indictment.

Jindu (26) of Glengarry suburb was yesterday indicted by Bulawayo magistrate Mr Tinashe Tashaya during which he opted to be represented by a pro deo lawyer when his trial kicks off.

 Jindu, who made headlines six months ago, is facing two counts of murder charge in connection with the deaths of Mboneli Joko Ncube and Cyprian Kudzurunga.

Jindu was arrested on February 3 this year for allegedly killing his childhood friend Kudzurunga (28) of Queens Park East on January 29.

In the second charge, he allegedly shot Ncube and cut the dismembered body and set the pieces on fire before burying them in four shallow graves.

Jindu also allegedly stole Kudzurunga’s laptop and cellphone which he sold in the city centre.

He was arrested after inconsistent statements to the police. He allegedly later confessed to killing his friend and led police to the shallow grave.