Shingi Dhliwayo, Air Zimbabwe public relations executive has been found dead in a bush in Botswana. Police in Botswana reportedly found her body and sent it to an unnamed hospital where her parents identified it on Saturday. Air Zimbabwe passenger and cargo general manager Mr Chris Kwenda yesterday confirmed Ms Dhliwayo’s death. “Details of her death are still very sketchy. I don’t even know the city where the body was found. What I can say is that she travelled to Botswana on personal business last Saturday soon after the Trade Fair intending to come back the following day and she never came back,” said Mr Kwenda.
He said Ms Dhliwayo’s parents started panicking on Monday but they thought since it was a holiday she had had decided to delay her return. “They got really worried on Wednesday when there was still no
communication from her,” he said. Mr Kwenda said Ms Dhliwayo’s husband and parents decided to travel to
Botswana to look for her that is when police told them of a body at the mortuary. He declined to give details of the family saying they were still fragile and grief-stricken following the untimely death of their
Mr Kwenda said Ms Dhliwayo’s body was still awaiting repatriation. Her sister -Ms Shuvanayi Taruvinga – yesterday morning wrote on her Facebook page: “In the name of Jesus Christ. God we pray for Shingai Taruvinga
ngaadzoswe kwatiri Baba (She must be brought to us Lord). It’s has been a week my sister tisingazivi kwauri asi Jehovah vanewe (not knowing where you are but God is with you). Please carry her home Lord. She
cannot just go missing. May you bring her kidnappers to shame God.”