A Zimbabwean has been found dead in Belgium. Abel Muchenje, (33) a cyclist, who left for Belgium in 2004, was found dead in his flat at West Flanders, Vlaanderen, where he was living alone.

Reports from Belgium said Muchenje was working as a forklift truck  driver in Waregem. After he did not show up for work, he was found lifeless in his apartment. He is said to have been suffering from epilepsy.

Muchenje's wife, Ms Lynette Mlambo (25). said she was devastated by the death. "My husband was staying alone. His colleagues went to his house and they found the door locked from inside. They broke into the apartment and found his body in the house,” she told the Chronicle.

Ms Mlambo, who married Muchenje in June last year, said Muchenje died at a time when she was in the process of applying for a visa to join him in Belgium.
She appealed for assistance from well-wishers to raise $10 000 to assist in the repatriation of Muchenje’s body.
Ms Mlambo said those willing to assist can contact her on 0777 646 079. Muchenje was part of a group of teenage cyclists called Van Allez Allez Zimbabwe and members were identified in Bulawayo to work as field riders in Belgium.