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Emotions charge up as Army victims are buried

by Mandla Ndlovu
21 Jan 2019 at 07:19hrs | Views
Emotions were highly charged up over the weekend as three of the reported twelve army victims were buried.

One was laid in Harare, one in Marondera and another in Chimanimani.

During the burial of the late 22 year old footballer Kelvin Choto the leader of the MDC Nelson Chamisa promised that he is reporting President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the African Union and the United Nations for crimes against humanity.

Professor Jonathan Moyo gave a round up the burial details of the army victims and the circumstances leading to their death.

One the victims of the Army atrocities buried today is SOLOMON NYARUWA, 37 years old, who was laid to rest in Rusitu Village in Chimanimani. Solomon is survived by a wife and two kids. He was shot dead by soldiers last Tuesday 15 January at Dombotombo open space in Marondera.

Another victim of the gruesome Army atrocities laid to rest today is ELVIS NYONI who was buried in Marondera. Elvis, who is survived by a wife & a child, was brutally gunned down outside Chishawasha flats in Mbare while helping a child who was suffocating from police teargas.

Details were not readily available for other burials done or still pending; including for 36 year-old TONY NYAPOKOTO, a kombi driver shot by soldiers at his home, No. 34, 7th Avenue in Mbare; and for TAFADZWA KATARA of 3631 Kuwadzana 3, shot by soldiers at Kuwadzana 4 shops

An insidious and cruel development is that, while government is not providing any funeral assistance, the Military and Police are preventing the families of the victims of the Army atrocities from accepting any help or allowing visitations from non relatives or close friends.

Meanwhile President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to address the nation the moment the arrives in the country after cutting short his trip to Davos, Switzerland where he was expected to attend the World Economic Forum.

Source - Byo24News