MP OPENS FIRE
Chegutu West MP, Dexter Nduna fired five volleys of ammunition to disperse youths who were baying for his polling agent.
Officer commanding Norton district Chief Superintendent Misheck Chingozha confirmed the incident before warning that police would deal sternly with any perpetrators of violence.
“We are conducting investigations to establish why Dexter Nduna had to resort to use of a firearm under those circumstances,” he said.
Chief Supt Chingozha said the skirmishes started when a group of rival supporters of candidates contesting in the primary elections tried to bar people intending to vote from exercising their right.
Nduna said his life and that of his agent were threatened resulting in him firing warning shots. The injured person is currently receiving treatment at Chegutu District Hospital where her condition is reportedly stable.