ZANU PF has denied claims by the opposition CCC that it had a hand in the abduction and murder of opposition activist Moreblessing Ali.
Speaking on South African TV channel SABC News on Sunday, ZANU PF South Africa spokesperson Kennedy Mandaza called upon all Zimbabweans to desist from politicising the crime and allow the police to conclude their investigations. Said Mandaza:
ZANU PF condemns any form of violence by anyone and it has no business in criminal acts of that nature.
As a result, we are calling upon the law enforcement agencies to unearth whatever happened from the 24th of May up to the 11 of June so that whoever is the perpetrator should be held accountable and the full might of the law should be put on him… we do not condone such acts at all.
It is equally regrettable that politicians at this particular time go on the overdrive to make references and insinuations yet the police force is still working on trying to investigate what exactly took place and who is this individual alleged to be the perpetrator.
We believe that it is right for all of us to commiserate with the Ali family and fellow Zimbabweans until the police have unearthed what exactly happened to Moreblessing Ali.
Ali’s mutilated body was found in a disused well in Nyatsime on 11 June after she went missing on 24 May.
A ZANU PF member, Pius Jambo, who is a half-brother to Simbarashe Chisango, an alleged ZANU PF terror gang leader, has been identified as a chief suspect by the police.