MDC official shot, injured in Masvingo

Zororai Mashuma Murega, a senior MDC official was shot and seriously injured by unknown gunmen at the Renco Mine turn off in Masvingo at around 9pm last night.

Murega, the MDC chairperson for Ward 30, Masvingo South district, was shot on the right arm at the turn off. The official is currently receiving treatment at a Masvingo hospital.

According to Benson Shuro who is Masvingo South district chairperson, “Murega disembarked from a haulage truck at the turn off at around 9 pm last night. He was later attacked by unidentified assailants who shot him on his right arm. Nobody is aware of the motive of the attack. The police were called and did some investigations and a report was compiled,” Shuro said.

Murega was rushed to hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. The police say they are still carrying out investigations.

“When MDC officials went to Renco Mine Police Station to check on the progress of the matter, we were informed the police are still going through the case to come up with possible suspects behind the attack. It is my hope that the police will act swiftly to bring the culprits to book,” said Shuro.

He said the timing of the attack could reflect political implications.

“We would not rush into saying there are political connotations behind the attack but the timing of the attack leaves a lot of questions unanswered. The manner in which the attack was executed indicates the people behind the move could be experienced gunmen. We are worried because our official was injured in a gun attack. If they were robbers, they could have stolen something from him.

“We, however, hope the police will complete their investigations soon since we are anxious to establish the cause of the attack,” said Shuro.

Police officers at the Masvingo provincial public relations desk said they had not yet received details from Renco police camp.

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