Jani Laid to Rest

MDC Shadow Senator for Murehwa and Mashonaland East Provincial Treasurer
Sheppard Jani was laid to rest at his Murehwa rural home.

Addressing mourners at the funeral majority party leader and presidential

candidate Morgan Tsvangirai blamed the ruling ZANU-PF party of President

Robert Mugabe for what observers say is a state sponsored campaign of


Jani was abducted and murdered in the ongoing wave of post election violence

in the country, Tsvangirai called Wednesday for the immediate deployment of

United Nations and regional observers.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour condemned

the political violence in Zimbabwe and called for an investigation. She said

Wednesday that although it is difficult to obtain precise information on the

range of violence or the number of politically motivated killings, there

“appears to be an increasing pattern of people being targeted for

politically motivated assassination.”


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