A Mberengwa man was 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) allegedly paid the hit men $100(36,000 Naira) to kill her boyfriend Mr Munakiishe Chinyoka (42) whom she accused of abusing her.
Chenjerai Zhou (37) who is Mahlamvana’s ex-boyfriend and Tavonga Shoko (29) were allegedly paid $50 each to commit the gruesome murder.
Mahlamvana said she no longer love Mr Chinyoka but he refused to accept this.
However, Mahlamvana, Zhou and Shoko all of Nyikinya Village, Chief Maziofa in Mberengwa appeared before Mberengwa resident magistrate Mrs Evia Matura facing murder charges.
The trio arrested at the weekend, three months after the murder, was remanded in custody to February 15 and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.
It is the state case that Mahlamvana was Chinyoka’s girlfriend until sometime last November when their relationship turned sour.
Mr Chinyoka started accusing Mahlamvana of having many boyfriends and he allegedly started assaulting her.
On November 29, Mahlamvana allegedly hired Zhou and Shoko to kill Mr Chinyoka and paid them $50 each.
During the same night, Zhou and Shoko allegedly followed Mr Chinyoka from a beer drink to Mahlamvana’s house.
The now deceased entered Mahlamvana’s house and after a few minutes, Zhou and Shoko followed and found him sleeping on the floor.
Mr Chinyoka was allegedly blind folded by Shoko while Zhou assaulted him all over the body with a log until he became unconscious.
The two men carried him outside and when they discovered that he had died, Mahlamvana, Zhou and Shoko then allegedly hatched a plan to dispose the body.
Mahlamvana allegedly provided a wheelbarrow and two litres of petrol.
The trio 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 Mr Chinyoka’s body before throwing it into the dam.
On December 5, Mr 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.