Crisis Coalition Statement on the brutal murder of Morebelessing Ali
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition sends its heartfelt condolences to the Ali family
following the abduction and brutal murder of Morebelessing Ali (46) by alleged
Zanu PF activists.
Morebelessing; a Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist was abducted by a
known Zanu PF activist, Pius Jamba on May 24, 2022 and her mutilated body was
found in a disused well in the Nyatsime area in Chitungwiza on June 10, 2022.
We condemn in the strongest of terms the continued violence by Zanu PF
activists who continue to engage in acts of violence with impunity ahead of
elections in 2023.
To prove their level of impunity, Zanu PF activists clashed with CCC members
who had gathered for the funeral of Moreblessing in Nyatsime on June 11, 2022
and the party’s Councilor for Seke, identified as Masimbi Masimbi gave an order
banning mourners from gathering at the home of Morebelessing. His justification
was that CCC members had defied his order for them not to wear their party
regalia at the funeral.
Events currently obtaining on the ground point to yet another bloody election in
Zimbabwe and we implore the Zimbabwe Republic Police to ensure that
perpetrators of violence are brought to book.
This must be done without fear or favour.
We note with concern that Zanu PF activists continue to operate above the law
while reckless statements from top officials within the party continue to fuel this
For the past months, Zanu PF activists have been the major perpetrators of
political violence and this has raised fears of a repeat of the bloody 2008 election
during which an estimated 300 opposition supporters lost their lives.
It is incumbent for the police to set precedence ahead of the 2023 elections and
ensure that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book. A situation whereby
terror gangs kill with impunity erodes public confidence in the justice delivery
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has made several calls to President Emmerson
Mnangagwa to condemn violence by his supporters and his continued silence
raises fears that Zanu PF is prepared to retain power at all costs.
In the face of these continued acts of terror, the Coalition will strengthen
engagements with solidarity partners at the regional, continental and global
We urge all peace loving Zimbabwe to push authorities to account and demand
justice for Moreblessing.