A newspaper vendor in Bulawayo, Farai Mazhindu, was found dead with his privates ripped open, a few metres from his home in Luveve in the early hours of Wednesday.
Mazhindu, popularly known in Luveve as Dread or Rasta was found half-naked with bruises all over his body.
The body was found by a group of school children near a house where he was staying as a caretaker.
Bulawayo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube on Thursday said police were yet to make any arrests in connection with the suspected murder incident. He said:
On Wednesday at around 7 am, the informant was at her place of residence when she was told by a group of school children that an unknown male adult was lying in a pool of blood on the grass opposite her place of residence. The informant made a report at ZRP Luveve.
The body was lying on the grass opposite the informant’s house in old Luveve, Bulawayo facing downwards.
The deceased was half-naked with scotched brown trousers which were dropped to knee level.
The deceased’s body had a swollen head with bruises on the left side of his forehead, bruises on his knees and elbows, private parts were ripped open, blood was oozing from the nose and ears.
Mazhindu’s blue jacket, he said, was found approximately four meters away from the body and it had blood stains and there were used condoms in the pockets.
The body was ferried to united Bulawayo hospitals for post-mortem.