A journalist has been run over and killed by his girlfriend following a blazing row in Harare.

Augustine Moyo, former Sunday Mail Business Editor and Zinara public relations executive died in the early hours of yesterday at a local hospital.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said :“The matter involving the death of Augustine Moyo is being investigated by Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Homicide. He died in the early hours of 26 May 2020 after being run over by his girlfriend with a car at a shopping centre in Eastlea, Harare following a dispute,” he said.

Taurai Matoropito narrated to The Herald how the accident allegedly happened at Eastle Shopping Centre.

“I was at the shopping centre when my friend Bonface called me saying that there was some noise coming from one of the vehicles parked at the centre. We at first argued about going to where the car, a Honda Fit was parked.

“From where we were standing, we could see that a man was quarrelling with a female, who was behind the wheel. The woman suddenly shouted for help and we decided to advance, at the same time shouting for them to stop fighting.

“We saw the woman driving off at high speed. At that moment, the man’s legs were swinging in the air, while the greater part of his body was inside the car. I suspect that they continued wrestling on the steering wheel, and within some seconds, we heard a loud bang that is when we realised that the Honda fit had smashed into a Jacaranda tree. We rushed to the scene and we found the man lying on the ground, wriggling and groaning.

Moyo is survived by his wife Chantelle and three children Chacha, Rebecca and Ethan.