Air Zim boss killed in Botswana
Air Zimbabwe public relations manager, Shingai Dhliwayo was last Saturday found dead and her body tied to a tree in a sitting position a few kilometres from the border post of Ramokgwebana.
Her hands and feet were tied with a rope while her mouth was gagged with a cloth. She was also bleeding from the nose.
Dhliwayo (35) reportedly crossed into Botswana on April 30 and was found dead seven days later, in a bushy area of Jackalas 2.
“We are investigating the death of a 35-year-old female from Zimbabwe. Her body was found by a passersby who reported the matter to us”, confirmed Botswana Police Spokesperson Senior Superitendent Dipheko Motube.
He said her body is lying at Masunga Primary Hospital mortuary, awaiting post mortem.
According to Zimbabwe media reports, Dhliwayo crossed into Botswana after being invited for a business meeting only for her husband to report her missing five days later.
She was last seen alive on Friday April 29 at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair which is held annually in Bulawayo.
“On the 5th of this month the husband reported her missing at the border police as she had not returned home after a day or two as planned”, said the source.
Two days after lodging a report with the police, family members were told of a body which was found and taken to a hospital in the North east district.
Zimbabwe’s Herald newspaper reported that the murder is suspected to be work of a syndicate of criminals, luring Zimbabwe based business people and promising them lucrative business deals in Botswana only to rob or kill them once they cross the border.
Dhliwayo was also operating a private catering business in Harare.