by Staff Reporter
HURUNGWE WEST-Violence broke out in Hurungwe West constituency on Friday night ahead of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to drum up support for the ZANU PF candidate Keith Guzah who will battle it out with Temba Mliswa in June 10 by elections, thezimbabwenewslive can reveal.
ZANU PF has thrown everything including deploying the dreaded Central Intelligence organisation officers, military and its militant youths in a fierce battle to win the seat following the expulsion and recalling of the former legislator; Mliswa. This is the second time that violence has rocked the constituency as ZANU PF employs its intimidation tactics.
On Friday the 69 year old Mavison Chengeta was attacked with logs and left for dead as he was coming from Mliswa’ village meetings. “I saw some people in front of me who started hitting me with logs,” Chengeta said. “What I had before I passed of is that they wanted to eliminate all Mliswa supporters.” Mliswa, on Saturday, took the five injured villagers to Hear are for medical check ups and treatment. “This is not acceptable.
We call upon the responsible authorities to bring to book perpetrators,” said Mliswa. “Today I confronted the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to instruct police to arrest the perpetrators and urge Zanu PF to stop all this violence.” “Allow people to freely choose their candidate without beating them,” Mliswa said. The violence takes place ahead of Mnangagwa’ star rally in Mashonaland West province. “It is shocking that Mnangagwa is coming today after Phelekezela Mphoko’s rally a fortnight ago,” said Mliswa. “The people of Hurungwe are not fools. ZANU PF will have a run for its money.”
Five injured villagers were taken to Harare for medical check ups