It's Crass To Politicise Tragic Domestic Violence Incident - Mangwana
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Ndavaningi Mangwana has accused CCC of politicising the death of Moreblessing Ali, an opposition member.
Ali was murdered and mutilated by suspected ZANU PF activists in Chitungwiza in May and her body was retrieved from a well in Manyame on Saturday, 11 June.
CCC accuses ZANU PF members including one Pius Jamba of kidnapping Ali on 24 May, the last day she was seen alive.
However, in a statement a few days after Ali’s disappearance, police said the matter had nothing to do with politics but was a domestic violence case.
In a post on Twitter, on Saturday evening, Mangwana criticised the opposition for allegedly politicising Ali’s brutal murder. He wrote:
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Baya *405# utenge neEcoCash
It’s tragic to lose any Zimbabwean, whether to domestic violence to ritual killing or to an accident. We all matter otherwise nobody matters.
But what crass is trying to extract political capital out of a tragic domestic violence case possibly by a twisted individual?
Meanwhile, human rights activist, Namatai Kwekweza, said the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) should not tell members of the public how to respond to the murder of Ali.
That was after ZRP issued a statement on Saturday night warning “some politicians, including some lawyers” against “openly inciting violence” in relation to Ali’s murder. Kwekweza tweeted:
The ZRP should just be announcing the discovery of Moreblessing’s body and not telling citizens how to behave and respond to the matter.
This matter is very much political and Moreblessing was targeted for her political affiliation. We must call it out for what it is!
Ali’s body was retrieved from a well at Chitungwiza’s alleged ZANU PF terror leader Simbarashe Chisango’s homestead in Manyame.
The body was cut into two and the intestines were put in a plastic bag.