MDC Supporter Brutally Murdered

A Movement for Democratic Change supporter is dead in Zvishavane, triggering panic among supporters of Morgan Tsvangirai in this Zanu PF militia-ridden enclave in the Midlands South Province.
The man was brutally murdered and buried in a shallow grave in a construction rubble dumping area adjacent to Lot 4. Police retrieved the body last Friday but had not identified the victim by Wednesday. According to witnesses, the man’s skull had been smashed in.
MDC officials visited the scene and confirmed the man was wearing a red MDC campaign T-shirt beneath a blue denim jacket. His face and body were badly decomposed.
MDC Senator for Zvishavane and Shadow Minister for Home Affairs, Lilian Timveos condemned the murder.
She issued the following statement:
“The Movement for Democratic Change is calling upon the Zimbabwe Republic Police to conduct thorough investigations into the murder of a party member in Zvishavane recently.
The man, who was dressed in MDC President Morgan Tsvangirai’s campaign T-shirt, was found murdered and partially buried in a shallow grave on Thursday 13th February 2014. His identity has not been ascertained due to the advanced state of decomposition of his body, but we cannot rule out the distinct possibility that this man was killed for political reasons.
We have to remind everyone that Zvishavane and neighbouring Mberengwa are infested with Zanu PF militias who have not been punished for past acts of murder of our supporters. Thugs like Biggie Chitoro, who cause terror and mayhem, especially at election times, have gone scot free, giving them encouragement to carry out other attacks.
We implore the ZRP to do a professional job and find the killers. We are skeptical, however, judging by the ZRP’s performance in other similar cases in the past. Even where murderers and attackers of our supporters are known and reported, the police do nothing and this gives encouragement to the militias to carry out future attacks.
We are also disheartened that the Police dog section, which could assist in these murder investigations, has been decimated due to failure by the police to feed the dogs.
We encourage the public to come up with information that might help this investigation.
To contact Senator Lilian Timveos, email: .”


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