(Last Updated on April 8, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
BULAWAYO- Prominent lawyer and former Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) board chairperson, Josephat Tshuma has on behalf of the Munakopa family taken Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and police boss Godwin Matanga to court over last year’s shooting of Paul Munakopa.
Kazembe and Matanga are being sued together with two police officers, Digson Nyoni and Langton Makonye and two other individuals Ross Johnson and Kyle Bennet.
Tshuma wants Kazembe Kazembe and other accused persons to the Munakopa family damages amounting to US$436 000 for loss of support, emotional trauma and shock caused by witnessing the death of Munakopa.
Munakopa was on 23 May 2020 shot several times by police officers in an unmarked vehicle.
He later succumbed to the injuries from the shots.
In summons filed recently at the Bulawayo High Court, Tshuma argues that police acted negligently and caused the death of Munakopa.