A murder docket has been opened against unknown assailants who attacked actress Anne Nhira on Monday last week.
Her autopsy results were expected this week and according to the family, once everything has been put in order, her body will be repatriated.
Anne died on Wednesday last week following a robbery attack. Speaking at the funeral wake in Manyame Park, family spokesperson Florence Ziyambi said investigations were underway.
“A docket has been prepared in South Africa and we have been given a case reference number, although they have not yet arrested the attackers.
“Her brother Juan, whom she was in the company of on the day in question, is the one making efforts to provide information.
“Investigations are underway,” she said. Ziyambi narrated events which took place before Anne met her fate.
“Most of Vimbai’s time, she was based in South Africa and I thank God that by the time of her death, she had turned to God.
“According to the reports we are getting, they had gone for a morning prayer in a mountain on Monday last week. “She then decided to return home, leaving her brother behind and as she was going down the mountain passing through a park, that’s when she was attacked.
“Anne is said to have told some passersby who saw her after the attack that she had left her brother in the mountain.
“They rushed to call him before she was ferried to hospital, where doctors could not identify any visible injuries. “We don’t know what happened at the hospital, but she was spitting blood.
“X-rays were taken, but no injuries were seen and she was then given medication and went back home. “Contrary to what they have said, she was damaged inside, that was on Tuesday, and they went back to the hospital on Wednesday, but on their way, her condition deteriorated.
“Whilst on their way, she was complaining of feeling hot, but when they touched her they discovered that she was cold.
“Upon arrival at the hospital, she was put in the resuscitation room and we were told to stay outside. “It did not take time; they were told she had passed on,” she said.
Ziyambi also apprised mourners of the burial arrangements.
“We are waiting for the results, which we were told were finalized Tuesday morning. “Nyaradzo Funeral Services has taken over to complete the necessary repatriation process. We don’t know when they will go through. We are hoping in two days’ time that the body is brought home.
“Maybe by Thursday, we are not sure. “This past weekend, they said they could not do anything since the home affairs offices were closed, but we are hoping by Friday they will be done, so the body should be home by the weekend.
“They have started working on repatriation papers,” she added.