Two worshippers stumbled upon a dead man as they went to their shrine for prayers in Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo on Saturday.
The deceased had been reported missing the previous day and police are withholding his identity as his next of kin are yet to be notified.
Bulawayo Police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube disclosed that the body was found in a bushy area called Siphaziphazi on Saturday afternoon. He said:
We are dealing with a case in which two people found a dead body in a bushy area as they were going to their prayers in the area known as Siphaziphazi.
The incident happened at around 2 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2020. As they went about their business, they noticed a body lying lifeless.
The body was found about 30 metres from a car suspected to belong to the deceased, which was parked in the area. The deceased person had been reported missing the previous day.
We are treating the case as murder and our forensics team is at work as strangulation marks were found on the deceased person’s neck.