No answers on dead Zimbabwean man
Posted by African Press International on April 16, 2012
- By Mkhululi Chimoio
JOHANNESBURG- The family of the dead 36 year-old Zimbabwean man Themba Sibanda are still waiting for answers on the cause of death of their beloved brother three weeks after he was found hanging from the roof
According to family members who are crying foul over allegations that the police officer believed to be a secret lover of the deceased man’s girl friend took away both the girlfriend and the suicide note which was left by Sibanda prior to his death. They further allege that police officers told them they have no right to ask questions because they are foreigners.
“Why did the police vanish with the girlfriend? We have failed to locate her since the death our brother. We want to know what happened to the girl and the money,” said Danny Sibanda a brother to the deceased man.
Booysens Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Lorraine van Emmerik said, “A note was found after the man was found hanged. We can’t disclose the contents because it is part of our investigations.” She added that cops were waiting for the post-mortem report to find out if there was any foul play. Sibanda and his girlfriend lived in Booysens and it is allegedly that prior to his death the deceased man had an argument over accusations of infidelity and that was the last time Sibanda was seen alive. Sibanda was buried last week at Johannesburg cemetery.