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Zanu-PF thugs captured on video flogging Chamisa's elderly supporters

by Staff reporter
08 Jan 2023 at 13:38hrs | Views
Zanu-PF thugs accosted villagers and flogged them ruthlessly with logs for convening a Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) gathering in politically volatile Murehwa, a Zanu-PF stronghold in Mashonaland East.

The shock incident appears to have been filmed by one of the assailants in a video that has gone viral on social media.

The video shows elderly men and women being viciously assaulted and interrogated for attending the CCC gathering and being affiliated to the rival opposition party.

CCC has since issued a statement blaming Zanu-PF for the barbaric attack adding that the party has sought some medical assistance for the victims and also reported the incident to police.

"We condemn Zanu-PF's violent attack on senior citizens in Bhunu, Murehwa.

"We received a report that Zanu-PF beat CCC champions at the home of Champion Seremani.

"We've ensured that they received medical attention and reported the matter to the police," read the statement.

In a weekend statement, national police spokesperson Paul Nyathi confirmed receiving complaints over the incident adding that the law enforcement agents were investigating the matter.

"The ZRP has taken note of a video which has gone viral on social media on alleged political violence in Murewa North. Investigations are now in progress.

"More details will be released in due course," said Nyathi.

The Murehwa North attack, the first reported incident of politically motivated violence in the New Year, is a chilling signal to what is feared to become a violent Zimbabwe harmonised poll due later this year.

Zimbabwe has a long history of violent elections, with opposition parties repeatedly accusing the ruling party, Zanu-PF, of being the main perpetrators.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has repeatedly urged peace in the country but the Zimbabwe strongman has failed to take action against perpetrators.

Source - zimlive
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