Zimbabwe man killed in horrific hit-and-run in Australia
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Police have identified a young man fatally run over by two motorists and left to die in Melbourne's west.
The man is a 24-year-old from Maidstone, originally from Zimbabwe.
He was hit by two cars on Ashley Street near Rupert Street in Braybrook about 1.20am (AEDT) on November 4.
Members from the Major Collisions Unit are continuing their investigation and anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Slycoh Marowa, who would have celebrated his 26th birthday on November 19, was run over TWICE in the early hours of the morning, leaving police to study footage from closed circuit cameras and friends wondering who could have left the musician dying in the gutter.
Police have confirmed that he had been run over at 1.20am, and the driver did not stop.
About 20 minutes later, two men found him on the road and as they called the emergency hotline, 000, a dark-coloured Hyundai ran over him, reversed, stopped, and then drove off.
”He was a very humble and positive person and he was also a very hard worker, but he always put others before himself,” he said.
He left Zimbabwe in 2002 to settle in the United Kingdom before moving to Melbourne in 2006 where he helped set up the Hard Hustle music label with friends from TAFE.
”He was a very talented musician, a real performer and composer, who specialised in R&B, dance and reggae, and hip-hop, he just did it all,” said Ndorosey, who was one of the first artists to record on the label.
Marowa sent money back to his family in Zimbabwe when he could, and his mother had recently died after a long illness, Ndorosey said.