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No arrest for journo’s murder

Cape Town — “To date, no arrests have been made in connection with my son’s death and I wonder if the South African Police Service cares at all. I haven’t been communicated to, regarding how the investigations are going. All I am left with are wounds in my heart.” 

Those are the chilling words of Emilia Zindi, the grieving mother of slain Zimbabwean journalist Mike Chimombe (37), who was shot dead in Cape Town in June.

At the time of his death, the Harare Polytechnic media school graduate, Chimombe, was not attached to any media house in South Africa but was writing a book.

To make ends meet, Chimombe was also working as a cab driver. 

Chimombe was fatally shot along Tsaris Street, in Delft. Police say his lifeless body was discovered next to his Toyota Corolla — a version highly disputed by
the family.

“The statement given by the police, that his body was found next to his car was totally misleading as the car was found kilometres away from the scene,” said
Zindi, who spoke to African News Agency by telephone from Zimbabwe. — IOL

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