By Marrian Rushwaya
Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa Friday took time to bury late party supporter Mboneni Ncube who succumbed to injuries sustained after being attacked by suspected Zanu PF activists last Sunday.
The funeral was at the late Ncube’s rural home of Sibomvi in Midlands.
In a message via his personal Twitter handle Friday, Chamisa described Ncube as a great citizen and change champion saying the late supporter’s hope for change was not in vain.
He wrote: “I’M IN VUNGU, MIDLANDS…Laying to rest a great Citizen & Change Champion, the murdered Mboneni Ncube. So pained as we mourn with this very loving Ncube family. The young girl Sibonginkosi is Mboneni’s only child. Mboneni’s hope for Change is not in vain. RIP champion!.”
Ncube was stabbed thrice on the back with a sharp object by suspected Zanu PF supporters during a (CCC) campaign rally at Mbizo 4 Shopping Centre in Kwekwe.
He was referred to Kwekwe Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.
CCC secretary for welfare Maureen Kademaunga also posted on her twitter handle thanking Chamisa for standing by the Ncube family during the grieving period and she vowed that they are not going to rest until justice is served.
“Thank you Champion in Chief, President @nelsonchamisa for taking Mboneni Ncube to his final resting place & for standing with the family whose son’s life was brutally ended by a vigilante group linked to ZANU PF. RIP Mboneni, we will stand until justice is served!” she said.
Ncube is survived by his wife and only child Sibonginkosi.
Many people were injured during the violent attack and three vehicles were damaged.
Sixteen suspects were arrested and brought before the court of law in Kwekwe where 11 of them were granted bail while the other five were remanded in custody.