Suspected Zanu PF activists allegedly assaulted an MDC Alliance supporter in Mzilikazi, Bulawayo, accusing him of contributing to the ruling party’s loss in the city in last week’s elections.
Inashions Mlambo (28) was found lying in a pool of blood along the road between Mzilikazi K and J on Sunday following the brutal attack.
Mlambo said he was waylaid by Zanu PF activists who were putting on their party’s regalia while on his way from Madamara shopping centre.
“I do not know what they used to attack me, but I had to be ferried to Mpilo (Central) Hospital in an ambulance. I was admitted for one day and discharged from hospital on Monday. I am now at home, nursing the injuries,” he said.
Mlambo said he reported the matter to police and was yet to submit affidavits and make a statement as required at law.
But Zanu PF national youth deputy secretary Mabutho Moyo dismissed the allegations as a smear campaign. He said there was no reason why Zanu PF youths would attack losers.
“To point the assault to Zanu PF is very unfortunate and unfounded because, as the ruling party, we are very peaceful. We urge our members to remain calm,” Moyo said.
“So whoever is giving you the information that Zanu PF youth are tormenting people is actually lying. People fight in bars or shebeens and to accuse Zanu PF is a bit unfortunate.”
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said she had not yet received a report of the incident.
YOU MIGHT LIKE…
7 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT MARRY CHIWENGA
Marry Chiwenga nee Mubaiwa is an ex-model and the wife of Vice President of Zimbabwe, Constantino Chiwenga who is a Retired Commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces.
Marry was born in 1983. She is the daughter of Kenny Mubaiwa, who is the Chairman of Dynamos Football Club.She is a mother of 6 children….more here