ZIMBA'S CRIME SPREE IN SA

This is Blessing Bveni who stands accused of murdering a fellow Zimbabwean, Ian McPherson in South Africa.

Ian moved to SA from Zimbabwe in 2006. He worked at a mine in Zimbabwe until his retirement. He left after the bank was unable to pay his pension after the collapse of the banking sector in the country in the early 2000s.

The economic crisis in Zimbabwe led to Bveni, coming to SA too, and seeking asylum on a false passport, a crime for which he is also being charged under the Immigration Act.

Bveni is allegedly responsible for attacks which took place at the southern end of Table Mountain National Park, near Silvermine Nature Reserve, at the end of 2017 and start of 2018, until he was arrested after Ian's murder.

Bveni faces two counts of murder, one of attempted murder, four robbery charges, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and charges under the Immigration Act.

Bevin’s defence attorney, Henk Carstens, said: “The accused does not have the facilities to organise something like that”. The case continues.

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