STAR FM DJ Munyaradzi Milimo accused of murdering Tinashe Magorimbo is today expected to appear at the Harare magistrate’s court.
REPORT BY SENIOR COURT REPORTER
DJ Munya, as he is affectionately known by his radio fans, could be further remanded in custody as he awaits indictment for trial at the High Court.
The Star FM producer-presenter was two weeks ago thrown behind bars after after he was accused of hiring “hitmen” who kidnapped and allegedly murdered Magorimbo.
This was after Magorimbo had reportedly failed to pay DJ Munya a $5 000 compensation for allegedly having an illicit affair with his wife, the court was told.
The State alleges DJ Munya (32) acted in cahoots with Taurai Janhi (34) and Mohammed Matare (31) who were also charged alongside the radio personality.
The saga surrounding Magorimbo’s disappearance and his subsequent death began in February this year when he allegedly paid DJ Munya a part payment of $1 000 through his alleged accomplices Janhi and Matare.
The State alleges that after making the initial payment, Magorimbo became evasive prompting DJ Munya to enlist the services of Janhi and Matare to force him to pay.
It is also the State case that Magorimbo was last seen on May 13 this year after he was dropped by a taxi at number 44 O’Corner Road Cranborne, Harare.
This was after Magorimbo had left West End Hospital where he requested a receptionist to call a taxi for him. The purpose for his hospital visit remains a mystery as it was not made clear in court.
A full post-mortem confirmed Magorimbo succumbed to poisoning.