ARE THEY TELLING THE TRUTH? – Worker “Crushed Alive” By Harvester In Chisumbanje
18 July 2018
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By Farai D Hove| In unexplained circumstances, a male worker has been found dead at Robert Mugabe’s former business partner, Billy Rautenbach’s farm property. (The excessive farm lands taken from demolished ancestral properties, were handed Rautenbach by government when he in 2011 lied that he was going to electrify the whole of Manicaland year in year out.)

Although investigations were on-going,  Mr Lovemore Mthombeni was at the time of writing said to have been crushed alive by a Cane Harvester while at work.

The man, aged 38 Years who is from the Chinyamukwakwa Village, Chief Garahwa, was employed by Rautenbach’s Macdom Green-fuel company as a harvesting clerk.

His duties were to record the number of loaded trucks and issuing receipts to the drivers at the sugarcane fields.

It is suspected that the deceased fell asleep in the sugarcane fields and was crushed together with the sugar canes and loaded into the trucks conveyed to the mill where his remains were processed together with the sugarcane.


Sources as ZimEye reveals, told police that on the 13th day of July 2018 at around 1700hrs, Lovemore Mthombeni commenced his shift G15A block Green-fuel sugarcane fields, Chisumbanje and his shift was supposed to end at 0500 hours the following morning. He was working with Cane Harvester operator, Warren Musiwaro.


At around 0300hrs, the same day the now deceased could not be located at work by Warren Musiwaro. Warren Musiwaro stopped the cane harvester and as he was looking about for Lovemore Mthombeni he discovered some blood stains on the harvester conveyor belt. He then made a report to his superiors who teamed up in search of the now deceased and failed to locate him.


A report was made to the police on 14 July 2018 at around 0900hrs.

 Scene was attended by police and upon checks about 80 grams of suspected crushed human flesh was discovered on the cane harvester belt.
 The suspected crushed human remains were taken to St Peters Hospital Mortuary pending further investigations.
 Next of kin of deceased has been advised
 Investigations are still in progress under Chisumbanje RRB 3511883.

Police told ZimEye, considering the heavy machinery that is involved in the operations it was very difficult to obtain much evidence in terms of human remains. – MORE TO FOLLOW…