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Parents of police shooting victim vow to seek compensation

Caleb Magagada, the father of the late Artwell said, although they felt justice had been done following the death of Superintendent Milos Moyo, they will not rest until they get compensation from the officer’s family.

Artwell was shot by Supt Moyo, the then Officer Commanding Bulawayo Police Camps at the Tredgold food court in the city centre.

Supt Moyo died on Saturday after an undisclosed short illness and was buried on Tuesday at the West Park Cemetery in Bulawayo.

Artwell’s father told The Standard that God had listened to the family’s prayers for the senior cop to be punished.

“We have been praying as a family for justice to be done, for Supt Moyo to be punished for killing my son,” he said.

“Our prayers have been answered but as a family we are still hurt. We are still mourning the death of our son.

“We want compensation from Supt Moyo’s family and we will continue demanding it. My son cannot just go like that.

“Supt Moyo never apologised and never compensated us. His family should apologise and compensate for the killing of our son.”

Supt Moyo was only fined US$500 for the offence after being convicted of culpable homicide by High Court Judge, Justice Nicholas Mathonsi at the Bulawayo High Court three years after committing the offence.

In his ruling, Mathonsi lashed out at Supt Moyo for being an irresponsible senior police officer who failed to conduct himself properly. 

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