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REVEALED: ZANU PF fingered in violent protests and looting

by Mandla Ndlovu
17 Jan 2019 at 08:49hrs | Views
ZANU PF members have been fingered as the ring leaders behind the violent protests and looting that happened in some parts of Harare fueling speculations that the protests were hijacked by criminal elements from the recently dismissed Border Gezi graduates who were working as Youth Officers.

Court papers obtained from the magistrates court in Harare revealed that Benson Bhobho who is Zanu PF Whitecliff ward chairperson and his executives  members were hauled before the courts after allegedly leading protests which saw the torching of a Zupco bus and looting in Kuwadzana. They later proceeded to a PUMA garage operated by Former Minister Webster Shamu where they broke the windows of the shop and looted groceries before setting ablaze a Mitsubishi pick up truck.

Commenting on the matter MDC Deputy Treasurer General Charlton Hwende said ZANU PF Youths were also given military clothing to pose as soldiers so that they could terrorize citizens.

"Yesterday hundreds of ZANU PF youths clad in Military Uniforms conducted a door to door exercise in most of the townships beating up any male above 14 years. A lot of people were injured and require urgent medical attention.Why did Zanu-PF activists burn the Zupco bus?" Hwende said.

Hwende further revealed that a resident of his constituency was shot during the protests.

"Tafadzwa Katara From Kuwadzana 3 was shot and died 2 days ago in Kuwadzana. Now we are waiting for the family to announce the funeral and burial arrangements."

Banker Nigel Chanakira lamented the blanket blackout of Internet in the country saying Zimbabwe cannot be open for business.

"That an entire nation can be turned off the internet like we are naughty little kids is incredulous. Zimbabwe can't be open for business at  this rate." Chanakira said. "My condolences to families and friends of 6 lives reportedly lost and 200 odd wounded due to the current fuel protests."



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