THE tragic death of journalist and public relations practitioner Augustine Moyo (38), who died on Tuesday has taken a new twist with his female friend allegedly facing murder charges, Zim Morning Post has heard.
This follows the violent altercation she had with the deceased at Pennywise shopping centre in Eastlea on the fateful day.
Zim Morning Post understands that the woman, identified only as Sandra, was picked by police on Tuesday around 5pm to assist with investigations on the homicide case.
The version from people who attended to the scene states that Moyo attempted to take over the stirring wheel from the woman who was driving off during the scuffle as reported by this publication on Tuesday.
This, according to our sources, resulted in the deceased being accidentally squashed against a tree .
Police however submitted that the late Moyo was ran over by the car driven by his female friend.
The national police spokesperson Paul Nyathi has since confirmed that the matter has been taken over by CID Homicide.
“The matter involving the death of Augustine Moyo is being investigated by Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Homicide. He died in the early hours of 26 May 2020 after being run over by his girlfriend with a car at a shopping centre in Eastlea, Harare following a dispute,” Nyathi said.
The late Moyo worked for the Sunday Mail where he rose through the ranks to become Business editor of the weekly.
He left the paper and joined Zimbabwe National Road Authority (Zinara) as head of corporate communications before resigning in December 2019 to pursue personal business interests.
He is survived by wife Chantelle and three children. Mourners are gathered at his Windsor Park house in Marondera and burial details are yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, condolence messages continue pouring from different sectors with people speaking glowingly on the deceased.