- Matter yet to appear in court amid claims of a police cover-up
THE family of Shepherd Mukatira who was run over and killed by Croco Holdings Limited shareholder Moses Chingwena, a fortnight ago, have spoken out saying they are now “leaving everything to God” as there is no movement on the part of police’s appetite to investigate the case, Zim Morning Post has heard.
In an interview with this publication on Wednesday the mother of the deceased said she is slowly losing hope.
“We are not sure what will happen now because nothing is taking shape,” she told the Zim Morning Post.
“We do not know what the police is doing because they keep telling us they know our case,” she said adding: “We only received US$30 which came on the day of burial to help us buy food,” disputing an earlier report that the millionaire businessman had contributed US$1000 to the bereavement fund.
Mukatira’s mother said the deceased’s wife is expecting and is almost due to give birth.
Chingwena knocked down Mukatira along Poland Road in Gletwin in a matter whose details remain sketchy amid claims of a police cover-up.
Police sources told this publication that the vehicle was taken to the Vehicle Inspection Department but no-one has seen the report as yet.
“We have not yet seen the VID report but we understand the vehicle was taken for inspection,” said the source.
On the material day of the accident the Executive Chairman of Croco Holdings Limited, was allegedly drunk and behind the wheel of Jaguar XJL.
Sources said Chingwena was in the company of his friend identified as Phibion Busangabanye and well known as Zimuto in their circles.
Busangabanye is said to have helped to source for a vehicle from a community funeral parlour which then took the body to Parirenyatwa.
From Parirenyatwa the body was transferred to First Mutual Funeral parlour and then to Nyaradzo which then took the body to its final resting place in Mudzi.