HAUNTED murderer Jorum Siwela, was on Tuesday freed after Mnangagwa used the Presidential emergency powers to decongest prisons.

Siwela, a former Chapungu Football Club player, had been given a death sentence at Chikurubi maximum prison after he murdered his friend.

Siwela said that he killed his friend after he got into a fight over a girl early in 1998, resulting in him brutally stabbing and killing his schoolmate.

He believes avenging spirits were tormenting him as his emissaries failed to locate his victim’s family members for over a decade.

Siwela claims violent nightmares, and images of the murder he committed back in 1998, flash in his sleep.

“Most of the times I find it difficult to sleep,” he said.

“I always dream of the person I killed. The name of the victim was Ullistas Mukowachimwe. Sometimes he appears in my dreams, talking to me. He will be asking me why I killed him.

“At times I am beaten up by people who I do not see. I feel someone is beating me up so hard despite the fact that I will be alone in a room. The problem that I am facing now is to locate his relatives, my parents have been trying to find them, but without success.”

Speaking after release, Siwela said he had already embarked on a search for the victim’s relatives with a view to apologising and compensating them.

“I have already embarked on a search and I will only rest when I find his relatives. I regret my actions. I committed the offence when I was still young and I am sorry for the suffering I have caused his family members.

“I am ready to compensate the victim’s family with the assistance of some well-wishers who have since offered to assist me financially.”