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Tsvangirai to remember Chiweshe 2008 victims on Saturday

by Ndou Paul
26 Oct 2012 at 11:01hrs | Views
The Movement for Democratic Change leadership led by Morgan Tsvangirai will on Saturday join MDC-T members and families of 14 slain MDC-T members at a memorial rally to be addressed at Chaona Business Centre in Chiweshe, Mazowe North in Mashonaland Central.

MDC-T says it was a gruesome moment for the people of Chaona when Zanu-PF militia went wild and murdered, attacked, raped, burned and looted property of MDC members after their party had been heavily defeated by the MDC-T and President Tsvangirai in the 29 March 2008 polls.

"So gruesome was the act which saw 14 MDC-T members from Chaona being massacred in cold blood, during this period," said MDC-T.

The now deceased are; Gibbs Tayengwa Chironga, Joel Ngowani, Joel Lewis Musiiwa, Chironga Hama, Dofo Fushirayi, Godfrey Jemedze, Remember Kanyemba, David Mapuranga Tachiwa, Doreen Marufu, Arthur Matombo, Partson Madzuramhende, Rumbidzai Samhu, Runyararo Mugauri, Runyararo Musoni and Fungisai Ziome.

They are part of over 500 MDC-T members who were killed by Zanu-PF hooligans aided by State security agents and being bankrolled by the Reserve Bank governor.

In 2009, the MDC-T submitted a list to the Attorney General and the Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri with the list of the perpetrators of violence but no arrest and prosecution have been made up to now.

The Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operative Elias Kanengoni and Cairo Mhandu, the MP for Mazowe North, who is a retired major in the army, were leading the massacres in Chiweshe.

A similar memorial rally was held in Zaka early this month where Tsvangirai who was accompanied by Mai Elizabeth Tsvangirai heard harrowing stories of how Zanu-PF members in army uniforms petrol bombed MDC-T offices at Jerera growth point killing three MDC-T members and injuring others.

Other rallies are set to be held across the country as the party commemorates its heroes and heroines for real change.

Source - Byo24News

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