|Plastic recycling yard where the torso was set alight|
CHIREDZI- The community here is struggling to
come to terms with the grisly murder of a security guard who was beheaded and
his body set alight with tyres at a plastic recycling yard opposite Chiredzi
The police have since opened an
investigation into the murder of Zvazvawa Salani (60) who was a security guard
at Maria Mabasa Plastic and Scrap Collection site on the eve of March 26.
Masvingo provincial police spokesperson
Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and said the now deceased had
reported for a night shift at his work station where he was beheaded and his
torso set on fire.
“The deceased was employed by a company
called Maria Mabasa Plastic and Scrap Collection as a security guard. He was
“On March 26, he went to his work place
as usual at around 18:30 hours to look after bales of plastics and scrap.
“The following day, his co-worker,
Brian Mandisvita (28) came to relieve him in the morning and never saw him.
“He then reported to his boss who later
made a police report and came to search for him.
“They saw blood trail leading into the
fire, where the torso was being burnt using tyres while the head was found in a
shrub nearby,” said Inspector Dhewa.
Maria Mabasa Plastic and Scrap
Collection operates on an open space in the new medium density suburb stands of
The company deals with the collection
of plastic waste and scrap material.