Police probe murder of Air Zimbabwe boss – report

2016-05-10 15:08


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Gaborone – Police in Botswana have intensified the hunt for the killers of Air Zimbabwe boss Shingi Dhliwayo, whose body was found tied on a tree, a report said on Tuesday.

According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Dhliwayo’s body was found in neighbouring Botswana, with both her hands and legs tied to a tree in a sitting position.

The investigators believed that the unknown assailants were members of a syndicate that was tempting Zimbabwean business people into neighboring Botswana on lucrative business deals.

On arrival, the criminals would rob and then murder their victims.

Dhliwayo’s body was expected to be deported back to Zimbabwe after a post-mortem was done on Wednesday.

The Herald newspaper had previously reported that in a series of Facebook posts last week, Dhliwayo's family members had alleged that the Air Zimbabwe communication boss had been abducted.

The family reportedly started panicking last week on Monday, but because it was a public holiday, they assumed that she had decided to delay her return trip.

Meanwhile, the Daily News revealed that a stranger had visited the Air Zimbabwe communications executive before she left for Botswana, saying he wanted her to organise a wedding for one of his children.

However, it was not clear whether the wedding ceremony was to be held in Botswana or Zimbabwe.

Aside from her official job as spokesperson for the Zimbabwe national airline, Dhliwayo also ran an event management company.

Read more on:    botswana  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

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