Following the arrest of main suspect Pius Jamba on Thursday morning, the police have now confirmed that he was the one who killed and butchered Ali.
Jamba was arrested in Magunje in Mashonaland West after committing the brutal murder in the Nyatsime area of Chitungwiza.
The police also insisted that there appears to be no political motive for the killing of Moreblessing Ali.
Ali has been reported to have been a member of the opposition Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) party led by Nelson Chamisa.
Below is the full statement from police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, which iHarare is publishing in full:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that Pius Jamba was arrested in Chidamoyo area, Magunje on 16th June 2022 in connection with the callous murder of Moreblessing Ali in Nyatsime area, Chitungwiza on 24th May 2022.
Initial investigations have established that Pius Jamba killed Moreblessing Ali after dragging her from Chibhanguza Shopping Centre, hid the body in a bush and went to his parents’ homestead. He took a kitchen knife and a sack and went back to the bush.
The suspect then cut the body of Moreblessing Ali into pieces and made several trips to the well where he eventually dumped the body.
Investigations are underway to find out if Pius Jamba acted alone or in connivance with other suspects.
Police investigations have so far not found any political link to this sad and heinous crime.Post published in: Featured