SUSPECTED intelligence operatives last week besieged relatives of murdered police officer Petros Mutedza at their Mukumbura homestead in Mt Darwin in what appears to be a case of intimidation.
Report by Wongai Zhangazha
Police allege Mutedza was killed by MDC-T militants last year in Glen View, leading to the arrest of 29 party activisits who deny the charges and are currently fighting for bail.
The suspected Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives allegedly arrived at the homestead in two unmarked vehicles at midnight and questioned his brother Tichaona’s wife on the whereabouts of her husband.
Tichaona recently made shocking revelations in court that his brother (Petros)’s body had missing genital parts.
According to reliable sources, two vehicles with no number plates arrived at the Mutedza rural homestead. One vehicle remained a distance away from the homestead while the other drove on and a female passenger asked to see Tichaona’s wife.
“She asked her where her husband was and on being told he was in Harare, the suspected agent wanted to know how he had gone to Harare and when he had left,” said the source.
“They are obviously trying to intimidate witnesses. We know what they are trying to achieve and I’m sure it has something to do with his testimony in court.”
Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, who is representing the accused activists, on Wednesday confirmed receiving information of the visit by suspected intelligence officers.
She said she had already officially registered her concerns.
“I was told the very same morning Petros’ father gave evidence that people in unmarked vehicles came to their homestead at midnight and questioned Tichaona’s wife about his whereabouts,” said Mtetwa.