12 March 2019
…to get compensation from SA police
SOUTH Africa based Zimbabwean tycoon Tendai “Silent Killer” Musekiwa’s hands are clean.
Musekiwa, who doubles as a music promoter, was nabbed along with other 10 other Zimbabwean men in a suspected case of truck hijacking syndicate in Leondale, East Johannesburg three years ago.
His arrest was highly publicised in South African media, especially on SABC but he finally won the case with the help of a strong legal team.
For all the humiliation he faced and loss of revenue during the time he spent much of his time in the courts of law fighting for justice, the South Africa Police (SAP) is set to compensate the Zimbabwean businessman.
Speaking to H-Metro from his base in Randfontein last night, insists his hands are clean.
“I was freed because I did not commit any of the allegations.
“It took me three years and I was working on contingency with my advocate so I didn’t pay money until the case is finished,” he said.
During the past three years, Musekiwa said his business went down since the clip of him being searched by police was still being circulated on social media by his competitors and rivals.
“I am still losing business because people are still circulating the video clip.
“I have lost my potential clients and I only left with my loyal clients who were there when the incident happened,” he said.
Asked on the action he was taking after winning the court battles, Musekiwa said:
“I have sued them but I cannot disclose the amount.
“I was humiliated and tarnished and they have written all over my face that I am a bad person of which I wasn’t
“Anyway, the message I can send to all people in the world is that there’s no person who’s close to you than yourself so be careful.”
Musekiwa however said he was not going to throw a party for winning the court battles.
“I don’t celebrate because I was never on the wrong side of the law.
“My family was behind me and such accusations can accusations can happen to anyone anytime but it’s up to the people you’re dealing with to have faith in you or not,” he added.
Musekiwa, who is currently in logistics business and building a blending plant of motor oils, said he has learnt to be strong during the period he was fighting his legal battles.
When he was arrested, the SAP publicised his arrest and searched his warehouse where they found more than 20 parked trucks.
Police chiefs in Johannesburg rushed to conclude that Musekiwa was part of the syndicate that was terrorising truck drivers on highways.
However, Musekiwa came clean after his legal team fought tooth and nail.
Now that he has sued SAP, Musekiwa is begging various stakeholders to accept him as an esteemed businessman with plenty to offer.
What is worrying him most is the loss of business and the battered and bruised image he now has after the arrest and inhumane treatment he received from South African cops.