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Relatives of Convicted MDC-T Members Feeling Neglected

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Relatives of Movement for Democratic Change members imprisoned for the murder of Inspector Petros Mutedza say they are struggling to survive in the absence of their jailed relatives.

Yvone Musarurwa, Last Maengehama and Tungamirai Madzokere were in 2016 slapped with a 20 year jail term after the High Court found them guilty of murdering the late Inspector Mutedza in Glen View in 2011.

In an interview with family members of the three convicted MDC members, during a visit by a local group, Concerned Citizen Support Network of Zimbabwe and MDC-T Welfare department, they said ever since their relatives were locked up, no-one from the party has ever shown concern on how they are surviving.

“Ever since my husband was jailed, no one from the party has ever shown concern, I am struggling to look after our three kids who still do not understand why their father is not coming back home,” said Georgina Maengehama, the wife to Last Maengehama.

She added that even the human rights lawyers who were handling their issue had stopped visiting, leaving her with the feeling that she has been neglected.

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Tungamirai Madzokere’s wife called for the party to visit their jailed member and talk to him as he is feeling lonely and unwell.

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Yvonne’s mother, Mrs Musarurwa said, “Yvonne was the bread winner of this family and was responsible for sending her sister’s children and hers to school but since then, children are being sent home from school because of fees.

“I have tried to approach people from MDC-T but they only gave me promises which are not yet fulfilled, I am really struggling with these children.”

Concillia Chinanzvavana, a member of the MDC-T Welfare department told relatives of the incarcerated members that the party had no resources to support them.

Chinanzvavana thanked CCSNZ for the donations saying the party will help in sending children of the three MDC-T convicted members to school.

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