Family Demands Compensation For CIO Killed During Coup

The family of senior Central Intelligence Organisation operative Peter Munetsi, who died in military detention during the November 2017 coup  is seeking “compensation for wrongful death and loss of support”.

Munetsi’s family has also written to the police demanding the urgent release of post-mortem results in their desperate quest to ascertain the cause and manner of his death. Munetsi’s death has reportedly been under investigation by the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Criminal Investigations Department. However, the police have not released the post-mortem results, forcing the family to engage lawyers.

A letter from lawyer Denford Halimani of Wintertons Legal Practitioners says the family needs the post mortem results so as to access his insurance. The letter was addressed to the officer in charge of the CID’s Law and Order section at Harare Central Police Station. Halimani said Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, which conducted the post-mortem, referred the family to the CID Homicide department for the results. When contacted for a comment by Zimbabwe Independent, police spokesman Paul Nyathi said he was not aware of the matter.


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The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About Central Intelligence Organisation

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is the largest health services provider in Zimbabwe with a number of hospitals located in Harare. It has a capacity of about 1 800 patients' beds and a staff compliment of 2 000. It was established in 1890 in the then... Read More About Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals

Paul Nyathi is a Zimbabwean police officer who is the national spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). He holds the rank of Chief Superintendent and is the Staff Officer for Press and Public Relations where he deputizes Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) Charity Charamba. Read More About Paul Nyathi

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