The Directorate of┬áPublic Prosecution’s Abigail Hlabano is tight lipped on whether or not┬áthe DPP will charge anyone in connection with the death┬áof┬áDaniel Moilwa, an officer with the Directorate of┬áSecurity Intelligence, following the withdrawal of charges and the deportation┬áof┬áZimbabwean Blessing Mukweni, who was initially charged with Moilwa’s murder.
All attempts to get Hlabano to comment on the issue failed. She said that she had sent our questionnaire to relevant personnel in the Directorate but they had not yet responded.
“I have long sent the questionnaire to them but they have not yet responded to it,” was her only answer for the past┬átwo weeks.
Mukweni was initially┬áarrested and charged with murder during an attempt┬áto arrest him for undisclosed┬ácrimes late November last year. But during┬áhis brief appearances in the Broadhurst┬áMagistrate Court, he maintained that the deceased┬áwas shot by another DSI operative whom he named. He maintained insisted that the exhibits that were obtained from the┬áscene of the incident and┬ásent for┬átests in laboratories┬áwould prove┬áwhat he was saying.
Finally, the prosecution told the Court that they had the┬áexhibits┬ábut then Mukweni was swiftly taken to Court and had charges against him withdrawn. He was then deported┬áin haste and in secrecy. It is even not known whether his deportation was carried out under normal Immigration procedures.
The DSI has, since its formation,┬ábeen condemned for several┬ácrimes, such as torture of civilians along with some security officers. The DSI condemnation has even reached Parliament where some┬áMembers of Parliament accused it of human rights violations.