Psychotic fraudster UK based Zimbabwean Sabena Ruwizhi threatened to shoot her toddlers
“Sabena said to be now threatening to kill Olinda Chapel Nkomo over £100 so I heard. Sabena is obviously psychologically deranged like that Cookie woman. Shame. Mweya yetsvina chaiyo.Why aroyi achiroya akadzi kunyanya and not arume? Could it be there are more female witches than male witches then aroyi echikadzi aya ozwira amwe akadzi godo as usual then oroyana. ” Said sisi Vee
*Published online in 2010*
Sabena Ruwizhi, 30, from Zimbabwe, hit the headlines in May 2008 after threatening to shoot her two toddlers and another boy, which resulted in a 29-hour stand-off with armed police at her home in Cherry Hinton.
Yesterday she appeared at Wisbech Magistrates’ Court to be sentenced for falsely claiming £26,000 in benefits between April 2005 and May 2008, including £9,485 in income support payments and £2,440 in council tax exemption. She also claimed £14,214 in housing benefit.
She received a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years, after she pleaded guilty to six counts of dishonesty.
She was also placed on a four-month curfew between the hours of 6pm and 6am.
She was previously given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, for admitting two counts of threats to kill in connection with the siege in 2008. She has since been reunited with her children, now 3 and 4, and lives in Wisbech Road, Littleport.
Last month, Ruwizhi spoke exclusively to the News about her “desperate” actions and how she feared she would be deported.
The prosecution for the Department for Work and Pensions told the court how Ruwizhi came to the UK with a six-month student visa in 1999 but she later paid £300 for a fake Portuguese passport under the name Sabena Luigi and was able to get work as a carer.
When she got pregnant while working in Cambridge the council provided her with accommodation in Cherry Hinton where she later held her children hostage.
During that time, false papers allowed her to claim the benefits.
Elizabeth Dean, in mitigation, said: “She has shown clear remorse for her actions and was in a desperate situation at the time of both the threats to kill and the benefit fraud.
“This is a family that has been through extreme trauma and I think the worst thing that could happen would be to separate these children from their mother.”
Judge Hawkesworth, who decided not to jail her or deport her, said: “You came to this country initially with perfectly lawful intentions and it is clear to me that you are of enormous support to your children.
“To separate you from them now would be improper of me.”
A ZIMBABWEAN mother-of-two with a catalogue of “manipulative” criminal offences has been sent to jail by a UK court.
Sabena Ruwizhi, 31, was convicted of grabbing her ex-fiancé Alex Edstrom by the throat and smashing a picture frame in the face of her mother-in-law Mercy Lopez during a drink-fuelled row.
The attack happened at her home in Wisbech Road, Littleport, last September.
Ruwizhi had denied two charges of assault but was found guilty by a jury at Cambridge Crown Court in May.
She has now been sentenced by the court to 11 months in custody, of which she will serve half.
At the time of the offence, Ruwizhi was subject to two suspended prison sentences.
In May 2008, she was involved in a 29-hour armed police siege at her then home in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, in which she threatened to kill a child unless her immigration status was resolved.
Ruwizhi received an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years after admitting two offences of making threats to kill.
In 2010, she was also given a 12-month suspended sentence for fraudulently claiming £26,000 in benefits.
At court this week, Georgina Gibbs, mitigating, said: “It is clear my client is a lady who has felt isolated being in this country.
“She has suffered with severe depression, and it is this, teamed with her immigration status troubles, which have led to these offences.
“She is absolutely petrified at the thought of going into prison and being apart from her two young children.”
She added: “My client is also terrified about the prospect of having to return to Zimbabwe.”
Psychiatric reports had concluded Ruwizhi did not suffer from any serious mental health problems, the court heard.
Judge Gareth Hawkesworth, sentencing Ruwizhi, said: “What seems clear is that you are a highly manipulative individual who indulges in bursts of unpredictable behaviour.
“You are an attention seeker and you are in complete denial about the offences you have committed, which I must add, are extremely serious.”
Ruwizhi will not be deported when she is released on licence in five-and-a-half months’ time.
She has now had her immigration status resolved and has been given leave to stay in the country.
As she was escorted into the cells, Ruwizhi screamed and sobbed, shouting: “This is not the way to treat illegal immigrants. Lord forgive me.”
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By Olinda on Sabena Ruwizhi
” After over 3 months of nothing but having this Sebena trolling and bullying me and telling lies , the last straw was when she made death threats towards me, my husband and unborn child. What pushed me over the edge was when Melly rang me last Sunday saying that she had to remove some of Sebenas posts due to their nature and she had to rush out of church to do so.. It was necessary to raise this with the police because of her violent history which has landed her in prison more than once. The police had to collect all evidence from Facebook and YouTube including numerous posts on the group Mvenge Mevenge. I spent 4.5 hrs at the police going through all this. Much to the polices surprise the group mostly had pictures of me and my husband. It gave the impression that the group had been created as a hate group. I contacted the group admin Brian and spoke with him to give him the heads up and advised that it would probably be best to not have any further posts about me. Which he agreed to as they were the ones approving Sebenas posts. He informed me that “Ashford” has blocked Sebena that morning. So now to say Olinda got the group closed isn’t true. I am not that powerful. Sebena is the one that has had the grouped probed because of the nature of her posts. Which the admins need to also take responsibility for as they were approving them. The UK laws are very strict. The last I heard from the police they felt it was necessary to raise a warrant of arrest for Sebena the very next day due to what they found. Everyone public or not has the right to feel safe. If anyone has any information that they would like to add to this they can contact PC Cooper at Bicester police station. This is all I have to say about this. The police will do their job and if there is any action they deem necessary I am certain they will carry it out. its one thing to share the latest gossip, it’s another to make harmful threats. I don’t see why any group admins would upset about a police case where someone made death threats. Unless they are in support of it. if they continue trolling me and approving posts to do with me then it will be clear that they were fully aware of Sebena and her posts and it was intentional hence why they approved them.