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Zanu PF activists intimidate Mujuru supporter

by Stephen Jakes
06 Sep 2017 at 19:16hrs | Views
Zanu PF activists in Mazowe reportedly intimidated the member of the Joice Mujuru led National People's Party for belonging to the opposition party.

"It is alleged that a National Peoples' Party (NPP) member, Lucky Chinyama, was intimidated by Zanu PF youths at Nzvimbo growth point ward 8, in Mazowe Central. Chinyama was stopped on his way to the growth point by a group of about ten ruling party youths who hurled insults at him," said Zimbabwe Peace Project in its latest report.

"Chinyama was told to ‘repent' and rejoin Zanu PF otherwise he was heading for the worst ahead of the 2018 elections. They also threatened to assault him if he continued with activism on behalf of NPP," said ZPP.

"It is alleged that a political meeting held at MDC-T offices in Bindura North at Cactus Shashi View was disrupted by anti riot police on 3 August. The gathering of about 50 MDC-T supporters was forced to abandon their meeting when armed antiriot police officers arrived with dogs."

ZPP said the officers claimed that the meeting had not been cleared by the police.

"MDC-T national spokesperson Obert Gutu confirmed to ZPP that the developments were a true record. He asserted that the party was concerned about the disruption seeing as the meeting was internal and convened at their party offices," said ZPP.

"Zanu PF youths allegedly forced teachers at Somerset primary school to contribute money towards the Heroes' Day Commemorations. Patuma Bhobho, Georgina Kapare and seven other ruling party youths ordered teachers to each contribute a dollar. The Zanu PF supporters also threatened to facilitate the transfer of teachers to remote areas if they defied orders. The incident was recorded in Mazowe West in ward 31."

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