MDC official murdered as violence flares

Sekuru Cephas Magura, 67, the MDC Ward 1 chairperson in Mudzi North district died on Saturday after he was severely assaulted by Zanu (PF) supporters at Chimukoko Business Centre. Seven other MDC activists were injured during the attack and are receiving treatment at a Harare hospital.

According to eye witnesses, the mob was led by David Chimukoko, councillor for Ward 3. They said Magura was hit with a stone and fell down before he was fatally assaulted by the thugs. He was one of over 100 MDC members who had gathered for a police-sanctioned MDC rally. Police details from Kotwa were present.

The MDC says Chimukoko was in the company of Graciano Kazingizi, the Zanu (PF) Mudzi North youth chairperson, Gerald Nyatsinde, Patrick Mutepeya, Clement Simendi, John Karonga, George Katsande, the son to Mudzi West MP Aqualinah Katsande and Jevas Chiutsa, Ward 2 councillor who were leading the youth in the attack. Newton Kachepa, MP for Mudzi North provided transport.

A party statement said a young boy who was herding cattle in the area and saw what happened said Zanu (PF) youths armed with logs and sticks, attacked MDC members who were at the business centre.

“The old man was hit by a stone while running away from the attack. He fell down and the youths assaulted him while he lay down. They later carried him to the road, where they laid him by the side of the road and left him there, facedown and arms stretched out,” said the boy.

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