HARARE – Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Moreblessing Ali has been found dead and cut into pieces in a Nyatsime well after abduction by suspected ZANU PF members recently, police confirmed.
Moreblessing Ali, 46, disappeared on Tuesday 24 May 2022, raising suspicions that she may have been kidnapped by suspected state security agents based on evidence provided.
Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi confirmed the discovery of Ali’s mutilated body at Chisango place in Chitungwiza dumped in a well.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the discovery of a mutilated body at plot number 321 Denota Farm, Beatrice, in a well on 11th June 2022.
“The body was observed by Linnah Mukandi (57), who is the mother to the suspect Pius Jamba.
“The Police has been in contact with Moreblessing Ali’s family and has stepped up the identification process through forensic science analysts. The results will be made public as soon as they are out.
Nyathi threatened that the police will be on the offensive to deal with anyone linking the murder of Moreblessing Ali to political foul play or government involvement.
“Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police is disturbed by some politicians, including some lawyers, who are issuing threats to Government officials and the Police in connection with this sad case. Some are openly inciting violence. The public is urged to be patient and allow the current criminal investigations to proceed smoothly.
“The Police reiterates that this is a callous and heinous crime of which all efforts will be made to ensure that suspects are brought to book without fail. However, any form of intimidation or threats under the guise of politics or social media antics are being monitored by the Police.
“Politicians should not interfere with criminal investigations and allow the due processes of the law to be followed.
“The Police will leave no stone unturned in order to locate the suspect, Pius Jamba and any other suspects linked to this case.
“The Police will release detailed information soon,” said Nyathi in a statement.
Meanwhile, Information ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana was undithered as he chose to call the murder of Ali a “domestic violence” case.
“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?”
The remains of Ali were taken to Chitungwiza Central Hospital mortuary by the CCC security team accompanied by party vice chairperson Job Sikhala.