US mourns murdered Zim’s CCC supporter
By Staff Writer
THE United States of America embassy in Harare has issued a condolence message to the family of Mboneni Ncube, the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporter who was murdered in Kwekwe yesterday.
The 30-year-old man was pieced with an iron weapon and unfortunately succumbed to injuries on admission at hospital.
In a statement the US embassy condemned the heinous act and called for broad support towards to end political violence in Zimbabwe.
“The United States stands with the people of Zimbabwe who seek to exercise their political rights and assemble peacefully. We call for broad support to end political violence. There is no room for political violence in a democracy. #VotesWithoutViolence
“Our thoughts are with the family of Mboneni Ncube, killed in Kwekwe this Sunday for exercising his rights – rights due to all citizens in a democracy. We call for justice and broad support to end political violence in Zimbabwe,” the embassy said in a statement.
The remarks come at a time when no official statement has been issued on the incident.
However, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has announced that 16 people are in custody in connection with the incident and linked the group to the ruling Zanu-pf party.
The incident has poked the wounds of political violence and unjustified loss of lives which has become common in every election season.
In 2018 six unarmed civilians were killed and 35 others injured when soldiers opened fire on citizens who were demanding the release of election results.
Despite the government appointed Monthlante Commission findings that members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces were answerable , no one has been held to account over the offence to date.