A 41 year old Zambian National has been found dead in Benoni area of Johannesburg South Africa.
Chanda Field Mwila a holder of passport number ZN 599530 of house number 11 Mapasa road of Chilenje South in Lusaka was found dead by Johannesburg police on Saturday 13th May 2017 in Benoni.
The deceased who was a truck driver under African Cargo Management (ACM) is believed to have arrived in South Africa from Zambia on Wednesday 9th May 2017 on duty to deliver Cargo for the company he worked for.
The late Mr Mwila was however reported missing on Friday 12th May 2017 by his workmates after he failed to return from where he had gone to buy groceries for his use.
It is reported that the late Mr Mwila had asked for the Company vehicle to assist him with his local movements.
Circumstances leading to his death are not yet clear, however police preliminary investigation indicate that he was brutally murdered in a car hijacking case as the Company car has not been found.
The Late Mwila’s body has since been deposited at the springs Mortuary in Johannesburg awaiting repatriation back to Zambia for burial proceedings.
The Zambian Mission in Pretoria has been informed that (ACM) the company that the deceased Mr Mwila worked for was making frantic efforts to repatriate Mr Mwila”s remains
Meanwhile Zambians High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba expressed sadness and shock at the manner in which Mr. Mwila met his death.
He said the mission will continue to liase with the police to ensure that this murder and that of other recent deaths were resolved and perpetrators are brought to book.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa.