Tonderai Ndira’s memorial service to be held Sunday

A memorial service for Tonderai Ndira, for the former MDC Youth Assembly National Secretary for Security will be held at the Ndira residence in Mabvuku, Harare on Sunday.

Tonderai Ndira
Tonderai Ndira

Ndira, “Sergie” as he was popularly known, was abducted by 10 heavily armed State security agents at his Mabvuku residence on 14 May 2008 in the run-up to June 2008 presidential sham election.

The memorial service will be held at Number 23 Muroti Street, Chizhanje, Old Mabvuku from 9am to 3pm.

Hundreds of senior MDC officials, members, relatives and friends are expected to attend the service.

After his abduction MDC officials and the Ndira family moved from police to police station in search of Sergie. After a tip-off, his heavily mutilated and decomposing body was found at Parirenyatwa Hospital’s mortuary in Harare. He was 32.

According to his wife, Plaxedeus, they only managed to identify Tonderai because of his distinct arm band that he wore on his left arm and a scar on his left leg.

A post mortem-report produced by a specialist from South Africa showed that Tonderai was murdered barely seven minutes after his violent abduction from his Mabvuku home.

Before his death, Tonderai had been abducted, arrested and brought to court on more than 35 times. However, he was acquitted in all these cases. He was buried at the Warren Hills cemetery in Harare.

Four years down the line although his murderers are known, no arrests have been made.

Ndira is part of over 500 MDC members who were murdered by Zanu PF supporters aided by State security agents and bankrolled by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

Thousands other MDC members were maimed as Zanu PF and the State militia unleashed violence after its candidate Robert Mugabe had been defeated in an earlier poll by MDC President, Morgan Tsvangirai.

Ndira left behind a wife and two children Raphael and Linnet.

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