MDC-T Official Killed in Mudzi

“We have just received news that Magura who was our Ward One chairman in Mudzi North has been murdered by a group Zanu PF supporters in that area after political violence that has erupted that side.

“Other  seven of our  supporters who were also attacked together with Magura by Zanu PF supporters in Mudzi this weekend have just been admitted at  Avenues  Clinic in Harare,” Tabitha Khumalo the MDC-T  JOMIC  co-chairperson and the party’s Deputy national spokesperson told Radio VOP (Sunday night).

Khumalo  added: “We already have made arrangements for Magura’s  body to be taken to Harare on Tuesday for post-mortem and as JOMIC we are travelling  there  tomorrow (Monday) to investigate  these fresh incidents of violence which that has caused Magura’s death”.

Despite the formation of the unity government in Zimbabwe political violence continues in most parts of the country.

The two MDC formations accused Zanu PF and the security forces of intensifying a campaign of violence and intimidation against their party members, in advance of elections the former ruling party want this year.

violence and human rights abuses have accompanied every major election in Zimbabwe past recent years.

The southern African country witnessed some of its worst ever political violence during the run up to a second round presidential election in June 2008 that was being held after MDC-T leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai defeated President Robert Mugabe in the first round ballot but without the required number of votes to avoid a second round run-off poll.