The body of Promise Ndlovu, 40, was discovered in a car park in Charter Street, Leicester, on Saturday.
Detective Inspector Dave Swift-Rollinson said: “Our investigation into the death continues but I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those affected in the local business community for their support and patience while we continue to carry out our enquiries.”
It is now known that Mr Ndlovu was in contact with Leicestershire Police prior to his death, and as a result the force referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission yesterday (Monday 31 October). As legal proceedings are active in this case, we are unable to provide any further detail at this stage about the nature or timing of that contact between Mr Ndlovu and the police.
Peter, 43, is a former professional Zimbabwe footballer and is currently the team manager of Mamelodi Sundowns FC, a Premier Soccer League club in South Africa.
Originally from Siabuwa, Binga district in North Western Zimbabwe, Peter Ndlovu was born in Bulawayo.
He played professionally as a striker from 1988 until 2011.
He played for Highlanders in Zimbabwe, Coventry City in the Premier League and in the Football League for Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and SheffieldSouth Africa he played for Mamelodi Sundowns, Thanda Royal Zulu, Highfield United and Black Mambas.
He was capped 100 times by his country, scoring 38 international goals.
Earlier today, Ramandeep Dhaliwal (34) and Kehar Hayer (55), both of Spencefield Lane, Evington, Leicester, appeared before city magistrates charged with conspiracy to murder Promise Ndlovu.
Several family members and friends of Mr Ndlovu were in the public gallery.
No application for bail was made and the two men were remanded to Leicester Crown Court for a plea and file preparation hearing next month.
Meanwhile, detectives investigating Mr Ndlovu’s death made four further arrests on Tuesday night.
A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and three other men were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
They are all currently in custody.
The Leicester Mercury tried to contact Peter Ndlovu yesterday but did not receive a response. – Daily Mirror