(Last Updated on November 26, 2020 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Justice Edith Mushore on Wednesday ruled that the killing of Kevin Tinshae Choto, who was shot in Chitungwiza last year in January during the fuel prices hike protests was unlawful – therefore ordering Home Affairs Minister, Kazembe Kazembe, ZRP boss, Godwin Matanga and Constable Rachid Siri to pay ZWL$4.3 million to the Choto family.
Choto (22), a young promising footballer was shot in the head when the protests turned violent and the security forces fired live bullets.
The compensation was broken down to cover 4 different areas as follows; ZWL$2 million each as compensation for loss of support for minor child, Anenyasha Janelle Choto and widow, Varaidzo Chiyanike, Varaidzo will also receive ZWL$168 000 for trauma experienced while Choto’s father, Julius Choto will also receive ZWL$168 000 for nervous shock and trauma suffered.
The Choto family was represented by Fiona Illif of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). She said “Kevin Tinashe Choto was an innocent bystander who was shot by the police and the family have claimed damages for loss of support…”