In the case of the attempted murder on Patrick Kombayi, Chivamba and Kanengoni were convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to seven years in prison, but were immediately pardoned by Mugabe. Kanengoni died in 2013 and was declared a national hero, much to the chagrin of the Kombayi family, while Chivamba was rewarded to “a good job well done” by Mugabe to become a member of Parliament.
In the case of Mwale, Mugabe made sure that Mwale did not get tried of the act. Then High Court Judge James Devitte ordered that Mwale be brought to trial for the murders, but efforts by former Manicaland prosecutor Levison Chijkafu to bring Mwale to justice where frustrated by Mugabe, as Mwale was seen at meetings Mugabe attended and addressed.
It will be interesting to see how Mugabe handles the recent case in which a police officer was run over by other police officers who were chasing innocent vendors around town, when Psychology Mazivisa wants to credit Zanu PF for creating two million jobs for vendors.
Mugabe and Zanu PF should not be allowed to take us for a ride this time round. Mugabe must walk his talk on Zanu PF militia violence and get the militia bases destroyed and the militia arrested.