The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Western Cape are investigating the murder of Zimbabwean journalist Mike Chimombe, who was shot and killed in Tsaris Street, in Delft.
Speaking to the African News Agency, Western Cape provincial police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, said, ‘The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated. The motive is unknown, however robbery is not ruled out’.
At the time of his death, the Harare Polytechnic media school graduate was not attached to any media house in South Africa and was believed to have been working as a cab driver.
Zimbabwe Community in SA, Ngqabutho Nicholas Mabhena, expressed “dismay” over Chimombe’s murder.
“We call upon the South African authorities to investigate his killing and leave no stone unturned. His death comes at a time when Zimbabwean activists in Zimbabwe are under attack from State agents,” said Mabhena.
“While we can not blame the Zimbabwean state agents over his killing, it is important that the South African police apprehend his killers.”