Man Whose Wife Was Gunned Down On August 1 Gives Military 30-Day Ultimatum To Pay Compensation

Robert Maposa the husband of the late of Sylvia Matambo-Maphosa (52) has given the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) 30 days to pay compensation or face legal action following the death of his wife after she was gunned down on August 1. In a letter to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Maposa’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa wrote

As you are aware, the actions of the army in opening fire using live ammunition against an unarmed civilian who was facing away from the line of fire was not only unlawful but constituted a gross violation of the army’s constitutional obligation to protect citizens…We, therefore, give you notice of the intended legal suit and would be grateful to hear from you regarding your attitude on the issue of liability. If we have not heard from you within 30 calendar days of this letter, we shall assume that you are denying liability, in which event we shall thereafter proceed in the best interests of our client without further notice to you.

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