Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Mwenezi have launched an investigation into the death of a 46 year-old man who was found dead in the middle of the road in a suspected hit and run incident.
The man Wisani Baloyi from Chief Chitanga area in Mwenezi was found dead along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway on March 6, 2023.
Masvingo Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and appealed to members of the public with information to help in the investigations.
“We are appealing for information from members of the public that can assist in investigations of the case. Those with information can liaise with the police at any nearest station or come through on our WhatsApp platform on 0775 996 945,” said Dhewa.
It is reported that Baloyi had met his death fate decided for him during the early hours of the day on March 6 while going home from Lundi Business Centre where he was watching a soccer match on Television.
Baloyi who was not drinking was watching football match at Tapesana Bar with Trust Makotore at around 2200 hours on March 5, 2023.
Baloyi is reported to have left the Business Centre at around 01:00 in the morning going home on his bicycle.
Police at a roadblock near Chitanga Primary School were informed of a suspected hit and run by an unknown motorist at around 0400 hours on the same day.
The police attended the scene and found Baloyi’s body in a pool of blood in the middle of the road with his bicycle a few meters away from the body.
The body had two deep cuts on the back of the neck each close to both ears.
The body was carried to Neshuro Hospital for post mortem.