Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has said CCC activist Tinashe Chitsunge who was allegedly killed in a politically motivated incident in Glenview 7 recently was run over by the party’s truck, reported NewZimbabwe.com.
This is contrary to eyewitness accounts that indicated that Chitsunge was stoned to death by suspected ZANU PF activists.
Addressing delegates on an election observer mission in Harare on Wednesday, Matanga said they are still waiting for the postmortem report. He said:
On August 3, 2023. We received a report of public violence in Glenview 7 in which a life was unfortunately lost.
The deceased Tinashe Edson Chitsunge… was run over by a truck in the course of politically motivated violence.
Currently, we are waiting for a postmortem report to ascertain the cause of his death.
Police say they have arrested 15 people so far in connection with Chitsunge’s death. The suspects were charged with a lesser charge of public violence and were freed on bail.
Matanga further assured delegates that their security is guaranteed during their stay.
He said their main mandate is to maintain peace throughout the election season also outlining measures that have been put in place to fulfill the wish adding that he will personally be in charge of Peace maintenance in the country.
According to Matanga, the police received 1 878 rally notifications from Zanu PF and 1 691 were compliant.
CCC filed 627 notifications and 538 were compliant whilst 89 were turned down.