A 39-year-old woman, Loice Mahlamvana and two men, Chenjerai Zhou, 37, and Tavonga Shoko, 27, have been arrested by the Police in Zimbabwe for allegedly murdering her boyfriend, Munakiishe Chinyoka, after they had a quarrel.
ZimEye reports that Mahlamvanaa had engaged Zhou and Shoko to assassinate Chinkoya and had paid then $100 for the hit.
It was gathered that Mahlamvana had told the assassins that Chinkoya had physically abused her and that he should be murdered.
She was said to have contacted Zhou who happened to be her ex-boyfriend and he contracted Shoko to join him in the murder. They then traced the victim to his residence where he was murdered and burnt his body after which they threw it into a dam in the Mberengwa District.
The trio was arraigned before Mberengwa resident magistrate Mrs Evia Matura on charges bordering on murder and after the preliminary hearing, they were remanded in custody and the case adjourned till February 15 and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
According to the prosecutor, Mahlamvana’s relationship with Chinyoka had turned sour in November of 2017 when he accused her of having many boyfriends and began assaulting her.
On November 29, Mahlamvana reportedly hired Zhou and Shoko to kill Chinyoka and paid them $50 each.
In the night of the same day, Zhou and Shoko allegedly followed Chinyoka from a beer drink to Mahlamvana’s house. They waited till the early house of the morning and entered Mahlamvana’s house where they found the deceased sleeping on the floor.
The suspects blindfolded him, beat him with clubs till he became unconscious. They then carried him outside and when they discovered that he had died, the three of them took the body in a wheelbarrow with two litres of petrol a dam in the area where they burnt it.
After that, they tied a big stone to Chinyoka’s body before throwing it into the dam. His body was discovered on December 5, after it was seen floating in the dam.
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