A 42-year-old Zambian man has been killed and his body burnt before being thrown into a dam by two hit men allegedly hired by his girlfriend who accused him of abusing her.
Loice Mahlamvana, 39, paid the hit men $100 to kill her boyfriend. Chenjerai Zhou, 37, who is Mahlamvana’s ex-boyfriend and Tavonga Shoko, 29, were paid $50 each.
Mahlamvana said she no longer loved Chinyoka but he refused to accept this. The trio were arrested at the weekend, three months after the murder. It was gathered that Mahlamvana was Chinyoka’s girlfriend until sometime last November when their relationship turned sour.
Chinyoka started accusing Mahlamvana of having many boyfriends and he allegedly started assaulting her. Mahlamvana hired Zhou and Shoko to kill him.
Chinyoka was blind folded by Shoko while Zhou assaulted him all over the body with a log until he became unconscious. The trio then took the body to Mpandashango Dam.
They put the body in a nearby dry stream before pouring petrol on it and setting it on fire but only the deceased clothes and cellphone were burnt. Zhou and Shoko allegedly tied a big stone to Chinyoka’s body before throwing it into the dam.
Chinyoka’s body was seen floating in the dam and was retrieved before being taken to Mpilo Central Hospital for post-mortem. Police investigations led to the arrest of the trio last Saturday.