The sentences ranging from seven months to 24 months were handed by a Kadoma magistrate this week.
The five Zanu PF thugs received the following sentences; Nosta Kudzamira, 10 months, Watson Moyo, 11, Noah Sibanda, seven, one who was identified at Tafara, 11and the ring leader only identified as Steven got 24 months.
The Zanu PF goons assaulted MDC members, Reuben Banda, Josiah Shumba, Amos Zhou, Kudzanai Nyamadzawo, Miriam Maramira and Plaxedus Tadiwa on 27 March this year at Madziva Village, Sechure area in Sanyati.
With the assistance of the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic), the assaulted who received varying degrees of injuries managed to make a report to the police leading to the arrest of the five and subsequent incarceration.
One of the assailants, who has only been identified as Mapfumo is still at large and the police are hunting for him.
Jomic will next week visit the scene of the incident, Madziva Village and investigate reports that there are political tensions in the area and address the political leadership of both the MDC and Zanu PF, the traditional and church leaders as well as meeting the villagers.
The people’s struggle for real change – Let’s finish it!!!
The MDC Today – Issue No. 340Post published in: News