Zim Now Writer
The Wedza Residents Development Initiative Trust, a civil society organisation which operates in the district, has sends its condolences to families of the victims of the fatal shootings which occurred on Friday.
A former cop, Jaison Muvhevhi went on a rampage and fatally shot three people in Wedza. The three include an apostolic sect leader, the Officer-in-Charge of Wedza Police Station and a male bartender.
Police have since named the victims as Crispen Mubvana Kanerusine, 62, of Zinzombe Village in Wedza, Inspector Maxwell Hove, 43, of ZRP Wedza Camp and MUnashe Mujanhi, 20, of Mujanhi Village, Wedza.
Detective Constable Tendai Mugova, who is admitted in hospital was seriously injured after being shot by Muvhevhi.
The shooting incidents have left residents of Wedza in fear.
WERDIT said in a statement: “WERDIT believes in the sanctity of life, and it is disheartening that lives of innocent people were cut short as a result of the fatal shootings. Peaceful resolutions to conflicts remain at the core of our work hence we condemn in the strongest of terms, the fatal shootings.
Muvhevhi has since been arrested.
He was arrested by Mozambican police, working with the Zimbabwe Republic Police, this morning, a few minutes after crossing into that country.
“As WERDIT, we are hopeful that justice will prevail, and this will bring healing to relatives of the shootings.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the fatal shootings – May their souls rest in eternal peace,” the statement further reads, in part.
As a community-based organisation, WERDIT works in all the 15 wards of Wedza District in the areas of peace-building and conflict management as well as service delivery, together with the Wedza Rural District Council and the district development coordinator’s office among other functions.