Commenting on the incident that occurred in Chivhu where 2 unknown gunmen gunned down one soldier and injured another before disarming them, Infomation, Publicity and Broadcasting Services permanent secretary Navaningi Nick Mangwana posted a message saying “we stand with our soldiers”.
Drawing a parallel between the incident and what transpired in Canada and the UK, Mangwana published the names of the victims of the incident and tweeted:
“ZNA’s Lorance Mupanganyama was murdered in cold blood while Peter Zvirevo sustained serious injuries in a Chivhu attack. Just like when Lee Rigby was killed in a similar attack in Britain or when Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacked servicemen in Canada, we stand with our soldiers.”
Authorities have launched a manhunt for the gunmen that ran away with the soldiers’ rifles with 4 magazines with 30 bullets each after the incident.
– Nick Mangwana