STAR FM presenter DJ Munyaradzi Milimo yesterday had his bail conditions — and those of one of his accomplices in their alleged murder charge — relaxed after State prosecutor Sharon Mashavira consented to the application made through Harare lawyer Gerald Madzima.
Milimo, popularly known as DJ Munya, has been on remand for the last eight months together with his two co–accused Taurai Jani and Mohammed Matare.
The trio is alleged to have murdered one Tinashe Magorimbo who was said to be having an extra–marital affair with DJ Munya’s estranged wife.
DJ Munya, who used to report once every Friday at CID Homicide, will now report once every month, while his colleague, Janhi, will now have his passport temporarily released to allow him to continue his cross-border trading activities.
Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei further remanded the matter to March 3.
Allegations against the three are that they murdered Magorimbo by poisoning him after his failure to pay DJ Munya
$5 000 as compensation for allegedly having an affair with his wife.
Magorimbo allegedly paid DJ Munya $1 000 in February through Janhi and Matare as part payment of the $5 000.
It is also alleged that DJ Munya commissioned Janhi and Matare to deal with Magorimbo after he had become evasive over the outstanding payment.
In May, the group human resources director at Magorimbo’s workplace Premier Services Medical Investments, David Mandishona, allegedly received a text message demanding a $5 000 ransom for the release of Magorimbo who had disappeared.
The court heard that on the same day, DJ Munya allegedly went to Magorimbo’s residence where he assured the deceased’s wife Millicent that her husband would return the following day and ordering her not to report to the police.
The following day, Magorimbo showed up at his residence naked and staggering.
His hands were tied with a shoelace and he collapsed as he approached the ground floor of his flat, the court heard.
Magorimbo was rushed to West End Hospital where he was diagnosed of poisoning.
He died the same day.