Tens of individuals yesterday (Wednesday) stormed Masvingo Central Police Station within the CBD and Backpackers Lodge demanding to understand how Josiah Rimai (31), a well-liked taxi driver who plied the Masvingo – Rujeko route was killed on the weekend.
Rimai’s demise introduced collectively taxi drivers all through the Metropolis as they scoured the periphery of the town for his physique. Additionally they posted the image of their departed colleague on their vehicles.
Masvingo Police spokesperson Charity Mazula referred inquiries to her superior Paul Nyathi who was in a gathering when The Mirror referred to as.
Rimai who went lacking on Sunday from a metropolis Lodge was discovered mendacity nearly lifeless in a bush close to Masvingo Academics’ Faculty on Tuesday afternoon. He died on admission at Masvingo Provincial Hospital.
Sources instructed The Mirror that Rimai was allegedly killed by a pair who employed him on Sunday morning and spent the entire day making journeys with him together with going to the Nice Zimbabwe Ruins.
The suspects within the homicide case have been arrested within the Beatrice space on Tuesday as they made it to Harare with Rimai’s stolen white Enjoyable Cargo.
A supply at Backpackers confirmed that the suspects have been booked on the lodge for 2 days from Saturday to Sunday and so they stated that they have been on the town to go to the Nice Zimbabwe Ruins.
Isaac Muchakagara who can also be a taxi driver stated Rimai met the suspects on the Polytechnic Bus cease and so they boarded his taxi with a number of different passengers to Mashate.
On their manner, the suspects requested to rent the automobile for the remainder of the day and so they went to Nice Zimbabwe, additionally they went ingesting on the rank and later went to Victoria Vary for braaing.
On the Victoria Vary, the suspects dumped Rimai’s buddy Luck Dube who they’d spent the entire day with and went again to the lodge. After a while the male suspect severely assaulted Rimai within the room accusing him of proposing like to his girlfriend. He’s stated to have left the lodge collectively together with his girlfriend carrying an nearly lifeless and closely bleeding Rimai.
A seek for the deceased began on Monday after Clemence Mutusva who employed Rimai despatched an alert that he was lacking his automobile. The suspects gave a elevate to a plain fabric officer on their approach to Harare and he grew to become suspicious when the suspect averted tollgates on the way in which.
The cop despatched a message to his colleagues and a roadblock was set ensuing within the arrest of the 2 suspects on Tuesday.