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Zanu PF violence in Umguza

by Stephen Jakes
03 Jun 2018 at 10:44hrs | Views
Mthwakazi Republic Party Election Committee chairman Njabulo Ngwenya has said on the 29th of May 2018, the party  alerted the world of the plight of its council candidate who was facing political intimidation in the hands of ZANU PF leaders in Mfazimithi village in uMguza.

He said the latest is that the affected MRP member has opened a case at Sauarcetown police station against Loyisa Dube the village head, Themba Tshuma the ZANU PF district chairperson and Sisa Moyo the sitting councillor.

"In his statement to the police, the aspiring MRP councillor submited that he was chased away by the village head, Loyisa Dube while distributing party literature in his village. The village head openly told him that he was coming to poison his area and that he should take his nonsense out of her village. After declaring that the area was only accessible to ZANU PF, the village head called Themba Tshuma, the ZANU PF district chairperson, who is a well known ZANU PF thug. After a telephone exchange with Tshuma, the village head ordered Ncube to leave and never be seen doing his nonsense in her village," he said.

"A meeting was called two days later at ePhaneni where the political  activities of Ncube were discussed. It was declared by Tshuma, Loyisa Dube and Sisa Moyo, who were speakers, that the village was a no go area for other political parties, but ZANU PF. Those accused of bringing opposition politics were warned never to do it again. They were threatened with unspecified consequences including being evicted from the resettlement area."

He said the threatening trio announced before the meeting that they had been deployed by the above powers to guard against opposition politics in the  village.

"Meanwhile, Constable Tshuma of PISI Saucetown police station confirmed that  the case has been handed over to the Law and Order section. The case number is CR54/5/ 2018," he said.

"We plead with the NPRC and the election observers to free our people from ZANU PF slavery in most resettlement areas. Fear and intimidation is their daily bread. Such cases must project the sincerity of such commissions as the NPRC and the local and international observers."

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