|Mudzi violence: Six suspects nabbed|
|Monday, 28 May 2012 22:58|
Hebert Zharare News Editor
Officer commanding police in Mashonaland East Province Senior Assistant Commissioner Ronald Muderedzwa yesterday said they had adopted zero tolerance to politically-motivated violence.
“Following a politically-motivated violence incident that occurred at Chimukoko Business Centres in Mudzi District of Mashonaland East Province on Saturday 26th day of May 2012 at around 1000 hours in which a male adult, Cephas Magura aged 58 was allegedly killed as a result of political violence between the alleged Zanu-PF and MDC-T supporters, police have so far arrested six suspects who are already in police custody facing allegations of murder.
Republic Police has a zero tolerance stance towards political violence.”
Zanu-PF legislator for Mudzi West Cde Aqualinah Katsande blamed MDC-T for the violence.
“The MDC supporters were outnumbered in the fight and they fled from the scene and drove away in their truck and one of their members who was seated in the back of the truck fell and hit his head on the ground resulting in his death.
Observers said the violence was instigated by fifth columnists keen on putting Zimbabwe in the spotlight ahead of the Sadc summit scheduled for Luanda, Angola this weekend; and the visit by South African President Jacob Zuma’s backroom facilitation team which arrived in Harare yesterday.