ZIMBABWe – Mystery surrounds the death of a Karoi school headmaster who was found dead in a Chinhoyi cemetery with froth coming out of his mouth on Sunday morning.
Chikangwe High School head, Shingirai Peter Paganga (52), was found lying dead by a passerby, Evron Kembo, at around 5am on Sunday.
Kembo was on his way to prepare a grave for the burial of his relative later that day.
Acting Mashonaland West provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ian Kohwera confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were still in progress.
“We are handling a matter in which a Chikangwe High School headmaster was found lying dead in Chinhoyi Cemetery.
“Foul play cannot be ruled out as police are still putting together pieces of the puzzle,” said Asst Insp Kohwera.
Paganga’s body had no visible physical injuries, but he was frothing in the mouth while some blood was found at the back of his head and right hand.
His body was taken to Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital for post-mortem to establish the cause of death which was expected to be conducted yesterday.
Asst Insp Kohwera said police who attended the scene established that his wallet with $63, identification particulars, cellphone, two packets of tablets and bank cards were in his pocket. Paganga was among the pioneers of Zimbabwean teachers who trained in Cuba, specialising in Mathematics and Science.