Mutsekwa Calls for Reconciliation

MUTARE – Home affairs co-minister Giles Mutsekwa, has urged perpetrators of violence in last year's elections to seek redress and not wait for their communities to single them out.\r\n

Mutsekwa reiterated to RadioVOP that he would seek the arrest and prosecution of Joseph Mwale, who led to the murder of two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) members during the run up to the 2000 elections.

Mwale reportedly masterminded the murder of Tichaona Chiminya and Talent Chiminya in Buhera in 2000, where they were garnering support for the party’s leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

Although it is widely known that Mwale led to the killing of the two, he has never been arrested, but Mutsekwa said he would see to it that he is prosecuted.

Mutsekwa advised people who looted other villagers’ property during the run up to last year’s election to return the goods and make amends.

He said the inclusive government would only succeed after political violence, which was committed during the run up to the June 27 presidential run off, was addressed.

He urged government to free the airwaves as well as allow newspapers, which were shut down to reopen.