UPDATED: CCC activist’s dismembered body found dumped in a well; Police confirm development, warn politicians

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By Staff Reporter

OPPOSITION Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Moreblessing Ali was found dead Saturday afternoon.

Moreblessing had been missing for over two weeks after allegedly being abducted by suspected Zanu PF supporters.

Police confirmed in a statement that a body had been discovered at a farm in Beatrice, adding that formal identification processes had been stepped up.

“The body was observed by Linnah Mukandi (57) who is the mother of the suspect Pius Jamba,” reads a statement by ZRP national spokesperson Paul Nyathi.

“The police (have) been in touch with Moreblessing Ali’s family and (have) stepped up the identification process through forensic science analysts.

The results will be made public as soon as as they are out.”

He added that “police would leave no stone unturned in order to locate the suspect Pius Jamba and any other suspects linked to the case.”

Ali family lawyer Job Sikhala said the killers dismembered Ali’s body and threw it in a well near her residence in Nyatsime.

“The body is in two parts. The bottom from the waist on its own and the top the same. Intestines packed in a plastic bag. #RIPMoreblessingAli,” Sikhala, who also CCC vice chairman, wrote on Twitter

Meanwhile the ZRP has warned politicians making public comments over the tragedy.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police is disturbed by some politicians, including some lawyers, who are issuing threats to Government officials and the police in connection with this sad case. Some are openly inciting violence,” said Nyathi.

He added; “The public is urged to be patient and allow the current investigations to proceed smoothly.

“The police reiterates that this is a callous and heinous crime of which all efforts will be made to ensure that suspects are brought to book without fail.

“However, any form of intimidation or threats under the guise of politics or social media antics are being monitored by the police. Politicians should not interfere with police investigations.”