Missing MDC Alliance Official Found Dead In Mine Shaft

An MDC Alliance official in the Midlands Province, Trinos Chinyoka, died on Saturday after falling into an uncovered disused gold mine shaft at night.

Chinyoka, who was Mberengwa North constituency co-ordinating committee secretary, had been reported missing for three days when his body was found at Chabudapasi Gold Mine near Yorkes business centre.

The development was confirmed by MDC Alliance Midlands provincial spokesperson, Takavafira Zhou. He said:

He met his untimely death when he fell in an unprotected shaft at Chabudapasi Gold Mine near Yorkes business centre at night four days ago and was only found after searching for three days. Chinyoka was a committed and fearless cadre ready to be an agent in any hostile environment.

Chinyoka will be buried in Chinyoka village under Chief Mposi today and Zhou has called on MDC Alliance supporters to attend the burial in large numbers.

Zhou also condemned Chabudapasi Gold Mine for its failure to fill up disused mine shafts and protect existing mining shafts saying many people and a lot of animals have fallen into the pits.

More: NewsDay

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