Zimbabwe

Missing Zim businessman found dead

2012-07-15 20:24
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Harare - Police in Zimbabwe say a five day hunt for a prominent businessman ended with his bloodied body being found in the trunk of his car with a plastic bag wound around his head.

Police official James Sabau said the car was identified in Harare on Sunday after a massive campaign of fliers pinned on trees and e-mail and media notices posted since Alan Banks, 52, went missing on Wednesday. A murder investigation has been opened, he said.

Sabau said the style of killing was very rare in Zimbabwe. "We are not used to such cases," he told reporters.

Zimbabwe has no Western-style organised crime.

Banks was seen as a popular figure in the nation's small white community. Relatives told police they knew of no business or private grudges against him.

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