26 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Monday, 26 November 2012 - Issue 476

press release

The trial of the 29 MDC members who are facing false charges of murdering a police officer was today postponed to tomorrow.

The matter was postponed after the trial judge, Justice Chinembiri Bhunu and the lawyers asked for the matter to be postponed as they had other issues to attend to. The 29 MDC members are facing false charges of murdering police officer, Petros Mutedza at Glen View 3 shopping centre in Harare last year.

Meanwhile, thousands of MDC members across the country have come together to mourn two of their most illustrious cadres who died on Sunday and today.

Councillor Martha Nhamburo, 46, the MDC Chitungwiza Women's Assembly chairperson died on Sunday after complaining of breathlessness, while Vimbai Mbisva, 41, the Glen View South District Information and Publicity Secretary died in the early hours of today after collapsing at his Budiriro home in Harare.

Councillor Nhamburo was the councillor for Ward 4 in Goromonzi West and she died at her home at Mungati Village in Domboshava. Councillor Nhamburo joined the MDC in 1999 and was elected the branch secretary before becoming ward secretary and subsequently district secretary.

A soft spoken, brave and confident woman, Councillor Nhamburo believed in the participation and strength of women working together and supporting each other in order for real change to be achieved at the political, social and economic levels.

She is survived by her husband and three children, Anesu, Moreblessing and Tanyaradzwa. Mourners are gathered at her rural home in Mungati village, Domboshava where she will be buried tomorrow.

Mbisva on the other hand is survived by his wife, Tendai Mugauri and four children, Tafadzwa, Vimbai, Nokutenda and Mazvita. Mourners are gathered in Sunningdale 2, Harare and burial arrangements will be announced in due course.

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