AN UNIDENTIFIED official, purporting to be a Zanu PF functionary says the party has declared war on the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) as the ruling party and CCC “trade blows” and counter-accusations over the assault of several Murewa villagers over their links to the opposition.
In a leaked audio posted on one of the ruling party’s many WhatsApp groups, the Zanu PF official is heard vociferously defending the Murehwa violence that took place in Chirowa Village, Murewa North.
Morris Seremani (74), Susan Seremani (56), Beauty Chikoti (52), Chipo Mutizwa (37), Nyaradzai Chitauro (52), Sekuru Dongo (79) and Munyaradzi Dongo (38) were left nursing bruises and sore limbs following the assault.
“Do you know what war is? War is winner takes all and there is collateral damage. We are at war and we are going to war with CCC. These elderly wanted to go to a meeting at their age. Don’t they know the ruling party?” the Zanu PF official is heard saying.
“They want to remove my President [Emmerson Mnangagwa]. We are going to win elections with blood or no blood. We are not playing here. If your grandmother and grandfather put an X against the President we are going to be hanged. We will lose and we are going to be hanged by Chamisa (Nelson Chamisa CCC leader),” angrily added the official.
Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairperson Daniel Garwe on Sunday said there was no proof that Zanu PF members assaulted the Murewa villagers.-NewsDay