The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has announced the arrest of Pius Jamba, the prime suspect in the murder and mutilation of CCC activist Moreblessing Ali.
In a post on Twitter, ZRP said Jamba was arrested on Thursday morning in connection with Ali’s murder. ZRP said:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested accused Pius Jamba this morning in connection with the callous murder of Moreblessing Ali.
A detailed statement will be released during the course of the day.
In a statement released on 30 May, six days after Ali’s disappearance, ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the now-deceased was dragged into the darkness by Jamba at Chibhanguza Shopping Centre, Nyatsime in Beatrice. The statement read:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has taken note of various allegations and insinuations on the disappearance of Moreblessing All on 24th May 2022 at Chibhanguza Shopping Centre, Nyatsime in Beatrice.
Initial police investigations have revealed that on 24th May 2022, at 2030 hours, Moreblessing Ali and her friend Kirina Mayironi went to drink beer at Chibhanguza Shopping Centre.
Moreblessing Ali was also in the company of her dog. At around 2100 hours, the two women were approached by Moreblessing Ali’s former boyfriend Pius Jamba who openly told Moreblessing Ali that her dog was irritating him.
Moreblessing All ignored Pius Jamba who went on to pull a pair of catapult from his trousers’ pocket and tried to strike the dog but missed and struck Kirina Mayironi.
Kirina Mayironi ran into the club to seek refuge. Pius Jamba then had a scuffle with Moreblessing Ali and dragged her into darkness.
The two disappeared. All this was clearly observed by Kirina Mayironi who later went home in company of Washington Mutsviri.
On 25th May 2022, Kirina Mayironi made a report of assault against Pius Jamba and another concerning the disappearance of Moreblessing Ali and her ex-boyfriend Pius Jamba.
Police investigations have also established that Pius Jamba is not a member of any political party as alleged by some social media activists and politicians.
Currently, there is no evidence to show that Simba Chisango is also linked to the disappearance of Moreblessing Ali or the scuffle which occurred at Chibhanguza Shopping Centre.
Police inquiries have also shown that Pius Jamba was accusing Moreblessing Ali of dumping him after he had spent a lot of money on her during their love affair.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public and political activists to allow the current investigations to proceed smoothly without trying to take advantage of the differences between Moreblessing Ali and Pius Jamba to settle political scores or gain mileage.
The Police are working flat out to locate Moreblessing Ali and Pius Jamba.