The son of the late murdered CCC activist Moreblessing Ali, Silent, said he positively identified her body by the dreadlocks and brown jacket she was wearing when she went missing.
Ali went missing on 24 May after she was allegedly abducted by her ex-boyfriend Pius Jamba in Chitungwiza.
Jamba is said to be related to Chitungwiza’s alleged ZANU PF terror leader Simbarashe Chisango.
Ali’s body was retrieved from a well at Chisango’s homestead in Manyame.
The body was cut into two and the intestines were put in a plastic bag.
Speaking to The Standard on Saturday after her mother’s body was retrieved from the well, Silent said:
I was thinking that it was a lie that my mum was found murdered.
I even sent messages to people saying that it was a lie.
I then realised that it was true when the police called me.
Police asked what my mother was wearing and I could remember what her friend told us.
I identified her with dreadlocks, a brown jacket and a polo neck. Her body was cut into three pieces. Part of the dreadlocks was cut.
I missed my mother. I had no rest. I couldn’t sleep.
I was just waiting to see my mum. I am glad that her body was found but deep inside I am deeply hurt.
Ali’s murder is being investigated by Marondera police under CR number 5048384.
In a statement on Saturday night, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said Ali’s body was discovered by Jamba’s mother Linah Mukandi. Reads the statement:
DISCOVERY OF A BODY AT DENOTA FARM, IN BEATRICE.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the discovery of a mutilated body at plot number 321 Denota Farm, Beatrice, in a well on 11th June 2022.
The body was observed by Linnah Mukandi (57), who is the mother to the suspect Pius Jamba. The Police has been in contact with Moreblessing Ali’s family and has stepped up the identification process through forensic science analysts. The results will be made public as soon as they are out.
Meanwhile, 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.
The public is urged to be patient and allow the current criminal investigations to proceed smoothly.
The Police reiterate 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 criminal investigations and allow the due processes of the law to be followed.
The Police will leave no stone unturned in order to locate the suspect, Pius Jamba and any other suspects linked to this case.
The Police will release detailed information soon.