Governor's son jailed for murder

Six Zanu PF youths including Farai Machaya, the son of Zanu PF Midlands Governor, Jason Machaya was convicted and jailed after the High Court found them guilty of the murder of MDC activist, Moses Chokuda in Gokwe in 2009.

High Court judge Justice Nicholas Mathonsi convicted the six at the end of the trial in Gweru.

Farai Machaya, Abel Maposa, brothers Edmore and Bothwell Gana, Obert Gavi and Tirivashoma Mawadze, all of Gokwe Centre, were sentenced to between one year and eight years for the murder.

Machaya, Gana brothers and Maposa were each jailed for eight years while Gavi and Mawadze were given a suspended sentence of 12 months each. Chokuda’s family has refused to bury his remains until they obtained justice. The trial opened on September 16.

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