Popular Zimbabwean Actress Tinopona Katsande well known for the role she played as Joice Huni in the local soapie Studio 263 reportedly transported her dead friend’s body in a taxi without notifying the police.
Katsande ferried her friend, Rebecca Chinyerere (45)’ body in a hired taxi to her parent’s place in Belvedere, Harare on Tuesday after she allegedly collapsed and died in her bathroom.
ZimTrending learned from H-Metro that the case has been reported to the police under RRB number 4381452 at Avondale police station.
The body of the deceased will be buried tomorrow in Guruve.
The deceased Chinyerere had two sons and the family spokesperson, Ishmael Chinyerere, is appalled by Tino’s decision to hire a taxi without informing the police or her relatives.
“We know that death is there, but the way Tino failed to respect it left us with more questions than answers”, Ishmael laments.
Allegations are that Tino came to pick up the late Rebecca from her house on Monday despite her brother’s protestations since she was on medication.
Rebecca, however, insisted on going since she was taking her two sons with her.
Tino is alleged to have brought Rebecca’s body in the same taxi with her two sons.
“She came and picked up my daughter only to bring back her body,
“Handizive kuti pane chakaitika ikoko here, munongoziva mafungiro edu echivanhu, munhu waabva naye achifamba nevana cake, kwozouya kwanzi chava chitunha,
“Munongofungira pane zvakaitika nyangwe musina proof, munongofunga kuti kuda ndizvo zvaamutakurira.”
“If she was a normal person, when she saw that her friend had collapsed, she should have called the brother to inform him.
“From the night she came with the body, we thought she was going to come just to show remorse, but we haven’t seen her”, he said.
However, a close source alleges there is a suspected cocaine overdose that the late Rebecca was supposed to go into rehab for.
“Rebecca was a drug addict, but she had since stopped up until recently she came back from Chakari where she had been staying.
“When she came back here, Tino came to pick her up and spent a week with her only to return not feeling well.
“Tino also dumped her again here.
“From the hospital records, it is noted that she had used cocaine so she was set to start rehab soon, that is when Tino came to pick her up again.
“Before Tino came, she had received US$80 from a friend in Europe,” said the source.