Police have made startling claims missing Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Moreblessing Ali’s disappearance was a result of a scuffle which also involved her dog and boyfriend.
Ali (46), who was a community mobiliser in Ward 21, Chitungwiza North, was allegedly attacked by a Zanu PF mob in the Nyatsime area of Chitungwiza, and then bundled into a car. Her family has not heard from her since.
There are claims she was abducted by state security agents.
Amid the swirling claims, police moved Monday to draw a shocking narrative around the activist’s disappearance which they linked to a dog incident.
READ FULL STATEMENT BY POLICE SPOKESPERSON ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER PAUL NYATHI
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has taken note of various allegations and insinuations on the disappearance of Moreblessing Ali on 24th of May 2022 at Chibhanguza Shopping Centre, Nyatsime in Beatrice.
Initial police investigations have revealed that on the 24th of May 2022, at 2030 hours, Moreblessing Ali and her friend Kirina Mayironi went to drink beer at Chibhanguza Shopping Centre. Moreblessing Ali was also in the company of her dog.
At around 2100 hours, the two women were approached by Moreblessing Ali’s boyfriend Pius Jamba who openly told Moreblessing Ali that her dog was irritating him. Moreblessing Ali ignored Pius Jamba who went on to pull a pair of catapult from his trousers pocket and tried to strike the dog but missed and struck Kirina Mayironi.
Kirina Mayironi ran into the club to seek refuge. Pius Jamba then had a scuffle with Moreblessing Ali and dragged her into the darkness. The two disappeared. All this was clearly observed by Kirina Mayironi who later went home in the company of Waashington Mutsviri.
On 25th of May 2022, Kirina Mayironi made a report of assault against Pius Jamba and another concerning the disappearance of Moreblessing Ali and her boyfriend Pius Jamba.
Police investigations have established that Pius Jamba is not a member of any political party as alleged by some social media activists and politicians.
Currently, there is no evidence to show that Simba Chisango is also linked to the disappearance of Moreblessing Ali or the scuffle which occurred at Chibhanguza Shopping Centre.
Police inquiries have shown that Pius Jamba was accusing Moreblessing Ali of dumping him after he had spent a lot of money on her during their love affair.
The Zimbabwe Republic Police urges the public and political activists to allow current investigations to proceed smoothly without trying to take advantage of the differences between Moreblessing Ali and Pius Jamba to settle political scores or gain mileage.
The police is working flat out to locate Moreblessing Ali and Pius Jamba.