ONE YEAR LATER: Slain CCC activist Moreblessing Ali’s remains yet to be buried; no justice served – says opposition
By Staff Reporter
A YEAR has gone by since the abduction and murder of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist, Moreblessing Ali by suspected Zanu Pf supporters and her remains are still to be buried.
Ali’s remains were found in a shallow well 18 days after her kidnapping.
Her family has declared they will not bury her remains before the release of their lawyer, Job Sikhala who was arrested for inciting public violence.
Sikhala according to the state, recorded and published a video demanding justice for the slain activist.
He was arrested three days after Ali’s body was found and has clocked close to a year in pretrial detention at Chikurubi Maximum prison.
In a statement to remember Ali, CCC said it is saddening that there is no justice to date.
Ali’s alleged killer Pius Mukandi, alias Jamba has been in remand prison for almost a year now after being arrested while trying to flee from justice.
In April he was remanded in custody pending his indictment for trial at the High Court.
“One year ago, our Change Champion, Moreblessing Ali, went missing, and a few weeks later, her mutilated body was found in a well located in Nyatsime, owned by the mother of a Zanu PF member named Simbarashe Chisango.
“Despite allegations against Pius Jamba, a Zanu PF member, no justice has been served for Moreblessing Ali’s brutal murder.
“Sadly, her lawyer, Job Sikhala, who represented her case, has also been punished and has currently spent 344 days in pre-trial detention. We remain committed to seeking justice for Moreblessing Ali,” said the party.