Melusi Job Mlevu was a Zimbabwean politician and member of PF-Zapu. He was a councillor in Tsholotsho. Mlevu is the father of outspoken politician, Jonathan Moyo.

Melusi Job Mlevu
Melusi Job Mlevu
Born Melusi Job Mlevu
Died 1982
Cause of death Murder, Reportedly part of the Gukurahundi Massacre
Nationality Zimbabwe
  • Politician
Political party PF- Zapu
Children Jonathan Moyo

In 1982, Mlevu was reportedly abducted by the Fifth Brigade and ordered to dig his own grave before he was killed in cold blood and buried in the shallow grave.[1]The murder was reportedly part of the Gukurahundi massacres of the 80s.

In October 2016 Mlevu's family requested to exhume and properly bury his remains at their home.

Asked by a journalist if the reburial of his father would not open old wounds, Jonathan Moyo responded:

I’m, therefore, insulted by the suggestion that finally giving him a decent resting place at his homestead would open any wound. To the contrary, the shallow grave in which his soul has failed to rest in peace all these years after he was tortured and made to dig it in the bush, before he was brutally murdered, is an open wound that needs to be closed.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Obey Manayiti, Jonathan Moyo reburies Gukurahundi slain father, , Published: , Retrieved: Oct 2016