Friends of Slough murder victim organise big send-off bash

Friends of the 23-year-old Zimbabwean, also known as ‘Terry’, have organised a fundraising night in his memory and to raise awareness of knife crime.

The event will be held at the Eco Bar in the High Street on Friday night. Entrance is £3 and all money raised will be donated to Mr Munjanja’s family, who are planning to fly his body back to Zimbabwe.

Close friend Tendai Mucheri, 22, said: "Terry was a really popular person and so many people have said that they want to pay their respects. He always said that he would want people to have a party for him if he died early, and we are going to honour that. Flying the body back to Zimbabwe is going to be very expensive and we are hoping to raise as much money as we can to give to the family."

Al Kudakwashe Pratt, 22, added: "I have kown Terry’s family for ten years and his mother has always opened her heart and home to all of us and we feel that we would like to express our love back to her by helping her out during this difficult time. Knife crime destroys families and we want to get that message across to as many people as possible."

Eco Bar manager Vijay Kapur said: "When his friends approached us about the evening we were more than happy to help. We are a part of the community and this is the perfect way to help a grieving family. We will also be making a contribution to the event once all the money has been counted."

For more information call Tendai on 07599 700496 or Al on 07514 562176.

Friends paid tribute to "Terry" by laying flowers and messages in Bradley Road where the Stoke Road resident was fatally wounded.

One read: Tarirai my son I will always love you, greatly missed, Mum’.

Friend Cedric Matawu, 29, said: "He was a big character, very bubbly. If you needed him he was there for you."

Police have arrested a man over the fatal stabbing of a Zimbabwean man in Slough, England, on Saturday last week.

Daniel Tulloch, 36, was charged with murder on Thursday and was due before Slough magistrates on Friday.

Tarirai Ransome Munjanja, 23, died after he was knifed in the stomach on Bradley Road in Baylis, Slough, on Saturday night. Paramedics rushed him to Wexham Park Hospital but he later died.

A post mortem carried out on Sunday afternoon determined the cause of death as haemorrhage due to a stab wound to the stomach.

Friends and shocked neighbours have been paying loving tributes to Munjanja.
Flowers and cards have been laid at the scene where he was stabbed.

Friends of the Zimbabwean national, who knew him as ‘Terry’, described him as an “honourable man who always stood by his word”.

Close friend Houston Renoi, 24, said: "He was the closest thing I had to a brother and I can’t believe that some coward could do this.

"I could not even look into his mother’s eyes knowing that her son had been taken from her.

"Terry was a leader and role model and a loyal friend. He lived by his word and will be missed by hundreds of people."