Governor’s Son Arrested for Killing MDC Supporter

Chokuda, 25, was abducted on March 21 2009 by Farai Machaya, Edmore Gana and his brother who is a soldier and one only identified as Maphosa at Gokwe Centre where he had gone to attend an MDC council meeting.

Chokuda’s body still remains at the Gokwe mortuary two months after his death while the family awaits justice to take its full course.

He was bundled into a Zanu PF Midlands province white truck, which was being driven by Edmore Gana, who is the Zanu PF Midlands province youth secretary.

His body was later found at a nearby bush after two days with signs that he had been brutally attacked. A post mortem report prepared at Gokwe District Hospital also confirms that, Chokuda, who was a Gokwe district organising secretary, was severely assaulted.

“Clothes were soiled with dirty, bleeding per mouth nostrils and bruises on the back.  The face was extensively swollen with fractures.  The cervical spine was fractured evidenced by a very mobile neck in rigor mortis,” the report by the doctor read.

“As a result of the foregoing examination, I am of the opinion that the cause of death was severe cervical spinal injury,”.

The accused have since been brought to court at Gokwe Centre and have been granted bail. Last year, an estimated 500 MDC activists were murdered by ZANU PF and State security agents.