The family of the late Lodrick Matsveru who was allegedly shot dead by a police officer in Mberengwa on the 3rd of November 2020 in a case of a mistaken identity says it’s still finding it hard to come to terms with the loss and the situation is being worsened as they are forced to continue delaying the burial waiting for a word from the police.
The deceased’s father Walter Mpofu told Great Dyke News 24 that they are impatiently waiting for justice to prevail on the shooting of his son.
‘’We are not so happy with the CID Department, because they are not coming back to us. When they shot him and he died, they did not inform us, they did not look for us. We had search for my son instead. We wanted to know the instruction that was given to the team and also other issues that we want to find out from the officer but we are not able to get that information because he is not available’’, he said.
According to eyewitness Vincent Moyo who spoke to the Great Dyke News 24 which visited the scene, the now deceased was shot at around 4 am by police officers who thought he was the suspect in a robbery incident where petrol was stolen at Costa, Mberengwa.
Contacted for comment, National Police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said investigations on the matter are still underway and urged the family to liaise with officer Commanding Zvishavane in case they have any issues or in need of clarifications.
‘’We are conducting investigations, l do not want to say much at the moment. You should get in touch with the officer in charge of Zvishavane District so that if there are any issues, any problems they will be addressed through the officer in command of the Zvishavane District’’, said Nyathi.