Mwonzora Faces Arrest For Threating To Shoot Employees

Police have opened an investigation into MDC leader Douglas Mwonzora for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill a party employee for harassing him about unpaid wages.

Mutandwa Machera, who claims the politician threatened him twice, reported the incident to police on Monday under Harare Central IR 021195.

Machera described his experience, saying the Nyanga senator threatened to shoot him on his cell phone on Sunday.

This came after the employee vowed to confront the MDC leader at his Harare home and stage a protest over his unpaid wages.

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Machera is owed US$9,600 in outstanding wages.

Together with over a dozen party employees, they are owed wages dating back over 13 months.

Disgruntled employees accuse the party leader of failing to settle their wages even after receiving a government grant under the Political Parties Finance Act.

“On 15 February at 15.40 hours, Douglas Mwonzora called me on my phone threatening to kill me,” Machera told ZimLive Monday.

“He said verbatim, ‘Mutandwa Machera and Kudzanayi Mashumba, I am going to shoot you if you come to my house. I don’t owe you any money. I am only going to assist you’.

“Yesterday (Sunday), I also fled my home after Mwonzora threatened me for one minute, 41 seconds telling me ‘I am going to shoot you. I am looking for you. My bodyguards will kill you in my name. Starting with me, if I miss you, my boys will kill you instead’.

“Mwonzora refers to himself as the government in waiting. How, when he can threaten a worker who is merely demanding his salary.’

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