Names of 5 MDC activist murdered in Manicaland released

The MDC has released the names of the MDC supporters who were killed in Manicaland province this week, in the run up to the controversial presidential poll. The MDC said at least five people from the same area were killed on the same day.


The MDC chairperson for Ward 34 in Headlands, Robert Ziyengwa and his wife were beaten to death on Wednesday.Also in Headlands Mr. Gumura of village 11 – Eagles’ Nest, was beaten to death. They also report that Mrs. Gumura was badly beaten and died Saturday in Rusape Hospital.


In village 17 Mr. Sandros Mandizha was also beaten to death on Wednesday.On Friday the MDC spokesman for Manicaland Pishai Muchauraya told us more state sponsored violence had erupted in parts of Manicaland on the eve of the election and it is feared more people have died in the run-up to the election.


The police in Manicaland refused to comment.


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