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2 Zimbos stoned to death in SA


A Plumtree-born medical doctor and his Zimbabwean colleague were stoned to death in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week in a beer-drinking binge that ended tragically.

United Kingdom-based 32-year-old medical practitioner, Pre-Eminant Ndlovu, author of a book on medical ethics, had stopped in Johannesburg to see a friend on his way to Zimbabwe when he was murdered together with a fellow countryman after being tied together and stoned to death.

The police said the suspected killer’s mother checking on her son before heading to work, walked in on two dead bodies on the floor of his bedroom in Kempton Park suburb in Johannesburg early on Tuesday last week.

She called the police who arrived to find her 36-year-old son trying to flee the scene.
They gave chase and he was arrested.

Captain Pinky Tsinyane of the South African Police Service said the suspect had told detectives during interviews that he had killed the two men over suspicion they had stolen R800 from him.

Tsinyane said the suspect and the two Zimbabweans were drinking at Club 88 in Kempton Park on Monday night.

The suspect, she said, suggested they make a trip to Sun City.

They then proceeded to a house in Pomona, where the suspect claims he inhaled drugs with the two deceased.

But a fight apparently broke out when the suspect claimed R800 had been stolen from him.

He then took the men back to his parents’ house, where he tied their hands, before apparently bashing them to death in his bedroom with a large rock.

Ndlovu, who lived in Leeds, had a degree in nursing as well as a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law.

In 2011, Ndlovu — who specialised in acute healthcare and cardiology — published a book Code-Red: The Ethics of Exterminating Lives of Entire Communities for Public Health.

In his final post on Facebook on March 12, Ndlovu told friends: “Love AFRICA . . . Staying here for good.”

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