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Son exposes plot to assasinate Mugabe's man

by Staff Reporter
14 Apr 2017 at 05:03hrs | Views
MASHONALAND East Provincial Affairs minister Ambrose Mutinhiri's son, Tafara has claimed that some elements within Zanu PF are plotting to assassinate his father.

Mutinhiri is fighting for his political life as violence mars his bid to remain Marondera West legislator, NewsDay reported.

 Tafara, who is at the centre of a brutal attack on a Zanu PF activist for the second time in two months, claimed there was a sinister plot "to kill my father."

"These people are fighting my father. They have tried to assassinate him using bottles in the past and these are the same people now engaged in this political mudslinging. You can write whatever you have," Tafara is quoted saying.

Tafara is accused of having brutally attacked one Frank Rwarasika, a Zanu PF ward political commissar, at a meeting in Marondera West's Mahusekwa council offices on April 3.

According to the publication,  the meeting had been called to discuss reported claims that Zanu PF procedures were being usurped by activists eyeing Mutinhiri's seat.

On March 28, the Zanu PF youth league provincial deputy secretary for education, identified as M Hapazari, wrote to provincial chairman Kevin Mutsvairo requesting that the latter visits Marondera West.

"I write to request you as youth chair for the province to visit Marondera West constituency on a familiarisation and fact-finding mission to ascertain whether party business and activities are being adhered to in accordance with the rules and regulations stipulated in our party constitution," Hapazari wrote.

Hapazari, in his letter, fingered senior party officials as well as a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operative as being behind the chaos.

"I have observed with great concern the abuse and disregard of party procedures by senior party officials in the constituency, namely Cde Foster Gwanzura, a former provincial member, Mark Chiriseri, and CIO Chakadini.

"He has also been moving around the constituency with bouncers. As a concerned party leader of Zanu PF, I therefore, request your urgent visit to acquaint yourself with the real situation currently taking place on the ground. Your quick response would be favourable to help set the direction the province is heading," Hapazari said.

Gwanzura declined to comment, saying: "I am not a party spokesperson and do not speak to the media."

It was at this meeting that insiders said was attended by Mutinhiri and his son as well as other provincial leaders that fistfights reigned supreme.

"Hapazari's claims were found to be baseless, but a clear attempt to stop people from campaigning against Mutinhiri. Rwarasika was one of those who spoke before he was brutally attacked by Tafara and other thugs. Rwarasika was detained for almost 12 hours by the group of 10 including Tafara and only rescued by police details," NewsDay heard.

Tafara, however, denied assaulting Rwarasika.

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Source - NewsDay