MDC activist to be laid to rest

Moses Chokuda, the MDC Gokwe youth activist who was murdered by Zanu PF hooligans in 2009 will be laid to rest at Chipere Village in Gokwe on Saturday.

The burial takes place two years after Chokuda’s murderers, Farai Machaya, Abel Maposa, brothers Edmore and Bothwell Gana were convicted of murder last month and sentenced to 18 years each. Farai Machaya is the son of Zanu PF Midlands chairperson, Jason Machaya.

The burial of Chokuda also follows compensation of a 20 herd of cattle and US$15 000 by Jason Machaya to the Chokuda family. The Machaya family requested Chief Njelele to be their negotiator. At the time of his death in March 2009, Chokuda was 25.

Meanwhile, the ruling for bail at the High Court by the MDC Youth Assembly chairperson, Solomon Madzore and Lovemore Taruvinga Magaya, a youth activist will be heard by Justice Hlekani Mwayera today, Thursday.

The two officials are part of 28 MDC activists who are facing trumped-up charges of murdering a policeman in Glen View in May.

Today, the 28 members appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts for routine remand but the case was postponed to tomorrow after the accused opposed to their continued placement on remand and want their reporting conditions to the police relaxed. Each of the accused who is out on bail is reporting three times a week at his or her nearest police station.

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