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    White sugarcane farmer murdered in Triangle


    A worker who accompanied a white sugarcane farmer to the Bank to withdraw $6 500 for wages is believed to be on the run barely a day after the farmer was found murdered in his house.
    Sources at Triangle Police Station confirmed the murder of Adolph Willem Botha (69) of Plot 12 Mpapa that happened on Friday evening. His body was found by workers on Saturday morning.
    Efforts to get a comment from Masvingo Police Spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula were fruitless as she was out of office.
    Sources said on May 5, 2016, Botha was accompanied to Triangle by Christopher Musiiwa to collect $ 6 500 wages for the employees and the two were together from that time until the day Botha was found dead.
    Musiiwa has not been seen since then and it is suspected that he is on the run.
    On May 7, 2016, Chemedzai Mudziviro a housemaid at the farm reported for work in the morning and rang the bell at the gate but she got no response.
    She waited for the supervisor, Joram Muvazhi who came 30 minutes later to open the gate using his own keys.
    As the two got to the farmhouse, they saw blood on the verandah and Muvazhi rushed to Mpapa Police Base to make a report. Police came and opened the door to the kitchen where they found Botha lying in a pool of blood facing down, with the head facing towards the kitchen door. There were two blankets and two sheets all soaked in blood.
    Blood stained bare foot prints were observed on the floor and on the door mat and more blood stained foot prints were observed in the dining room and a blood stained machete was found. An open wallet was on the couch with Botha`s cellphone on the table. Drawers in the bedroom were opened and empty wages envelopes were seen on the table in the bedroom.
    Further investigations made by Police indicate that Musiiwa was seen at Chingwizi a day after the murder where he hired a kombi for $80 and was dropped in Mwenezi.
    Musiiwa who is said to have been walking barefooted has not been seen since then. It is believed that he comes from villages around Ngundu Business Centre.crime news
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