A 57-year-old tractor driver was found dead with his eyes missing and with a deep cut on his head several days after he disappeared, raising fears that he could have been a ritual murder victim.
Grey Chirimo, who was employed by Allied Timbers, was found dead in Nyangani Dam, five days after he had disappeared with the tractor he was driving when he was last seen.
According to Manica Post, the tractor was found by members of the police sub-aqua unit two days before his body was discovered in Nyangani Dam. Allied Timbers had to hire a crane to retrieve the tractor from the dam.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luxson Chananda confirmed the development saying investigations were in progress.
It is alleged that Chirimo knocked off duty at an Allied Timbers Estate in Mutasa on April 14 and went to the workshop to park the tractor. Insp Chananda said:
The following day, Justin William Matanga saw a trailer that was stuck on a tree. There were tractor tyre marks leading to Nyangani Dam.
A spirited search by the sub-aqua unit failed to recover Chirimo’s body. It was later found floating in Nyangani Dam on April 21.
There was a deep cut on his head, with his eyes missing.