Shock and Mystery surrounds Zanele Moyo Murder


Police have been left baffled by the death of the daughter of Zimbabwe’s Higher and Tertiary Education minister, Jonathan Moyo.

She was found dead in her Rosebank apartment last Saturday, with allegations emerging that two men are wanted by police for questioning.

Police said they had opened an inquest into Zanele Moyo’s death, but have declined to comment on whether two men are being sought.

This week speculation started mounting that the 20-year-old may have been murdered. A photograph emerged, showing streaks of blood along a passage, apparently inside her Rosebank apartment where her body was discovered.

The high commission of Zambia in South Africa initially issued a statement appealing to the two men to hand themselves over to police.

They then issued another statement saying there were no suspects in the case.

Provincial police spokeswoman Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said a docket into Moyo’s death had been opened.

She declined to comment on the photograph apparently showing the inside of Moyo’s flat, or whether two men were wanted for questioning.

Friends found Moyo’s body in her flat.

She was a second-year student at the University of Cape Town.

The case has sparked widespread interest in Zimbabwe, with President Robert Mugabe conveying his sympathies to Moyo’s family last week.

The high commission of Zambia in South Africa named the two men, who were reportedly the last people to see Zanele, and added that one man had apparently introduced Zanele to the second man, who had liked Zanele and had started going out with her.

He reportedly used her cellphone before she was found dead to call one of her friends. He told the friend “Moyo was passing out”.

On Thursday, the High Zambia Commission in South Africa issued an updated statement saying while it was saddened that two Zambian men were apparently linked to the matter, there were no suspects in the case.

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