MDC activist tortured to death for MDC

An MDC activist was burnt with plastics before being beaten to death by four members of the Zimbabwe National Army for playing an MDC song in a bar, it has been confirmed.

Godknows Dzoro Mtshakazi, 33, of Mufiri Village at Mufiri Business Centre in Shurugwi, Midlands province met his fate after he played an MDC cd in a local pub.

An eye witness said Mtshakazi was having a drink in a local pub with some friends on the fateful night when soldiers based at a nearby military base came and started questioning them on why they were playing a popular MDC album called Nharembozha (Cellphone).

The soldiers reportedly started beating up all the people in the bar accusing them of fanning hatred in the community by dancing to MDC music.

The eyewitness said Godknows was tortured to death by the four soldiers.  He said the deceased was also burnt with plastic paper and had his dreadlocks cut and burnt. Other revellers sustained severe injuries and had to seek medical treatment at the nearby Shurugwi Hospital .

A report was made at Donga Police Station at Chachacha growth point and the soldiers who perpetrated the attacks have now been identified.

A post mortem was carried out in Bulawayo but the family was denied access to the report. He is survived by a wife and three children.

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