06 April, MDC held a rally in Ward 26, Chivi North and after
the rally, some MDC activists were attacked by suspected ZANU
PF youth. During the rally, Mr Kutadzaudze a police officer
from the Chivi police PISI department was busy recording names
of the people attending the rally. Upon leaving the rally, MDC
supporters who reside in Ward 29 were attacked by a group of
ZANU PF youths at village 11 shops. Saviours Chikondere was
one of the people who were attacked and had his money and other
belongings confiscated. The case was reported at Chivi police
station and the case’s CRB number is 105/13 but no arrests
have been made yet.
16 Ruchera, Headman Wilbert Saruchera is forcing people who
he suspects to be MDC supporters in the area to pay $60 or 2
goats as protection fee in the newly resettled area. The people
were told that if they fail to pay the stipulated amount they
stand a risk of having their land confiscated and given to ZANU
Mr Guta, a member of the Zimbabwe National Army at All Arms
Battle Score in Nyanga South, has been harassing villagers in
ward 17 Nyatate since Easter. The soldier has been moving around
with a gun threatening villagers that if they do not vote for
ZANU PF in the impending elections, there will be war in the
country. On 06 April, he visited the residence of Julius Manyemba
the aspiring MDC councillor for ward 17 and threatened him with
death together with Edward Chinhoyi that if they continue to
On the 6th of April in ward 4, Chief Katerere
area, Hubert Nyanhongo and ZANU PF youths held an all-night
vigil at Tsengerai Primary School where they spent the night
drinking and singing revolutionary songs. Most of the youth
present were visibly drunk. After the vigil, they went on
to attack Samuel Pfunguro an MDC ward chairperson at his home.
They accused him of campaigning for MDC in the area. The victim
suffered bruises all over his body in the process. A police
report was made at Ruwangwe Police station but no arrests
of political violence have been reported.
4th of April in ward 4, Mt Darwin North, Mr Kaguma, an MDC official
in the area was threatened with death by Edzai Musangadzai a
well known 2008 perpetrator of political violence and staunch
ZANU PF supporter. The threats came after Mr Kaguma and his
family attended an MDC rally addressed by the party President,
Mr Morgan Tsvangirai at Rushinga business centre 2 weeks ago.
Kasekete area, ward 19, Utete village, Mr Musona, a ZANU PF
member on the 1st of April mobilised 200 people and staged a
demonstration at Mr Harry Jonas's house who is an MDC chairperson
in the area. During the demonstration, ZANU PF supporters were
singing and dancing revolutionary songs taking turns to castigate
the victim for supporting MDC. Some of the songs were coined
in such a way that they were chronicling the
2008 political violence. The demonstration was not only
targeted at Mr Jonas but was meant to instill fear on all MDC
supporters in the area. The case was reported to the police
but no arrests have been made so far.
ward 2, no cases of political violence have been reported in
the past few weeks.
west ward 5 there are no reported cases of political violence.
for Murehwa North, Dr David Parirenyatwa held 2 rallies in Murehwa
North ward 2 and 3, on Saturday 06 April at Dandara business
Center and Chingwaru business center respectively. At both rallies,
the ZANU PF ward chairmen called out names of people they suspect
to have voted
'NO' during the referendum. The people on the list were
made to stand up in front of everyone where they were threatened
with eviction from the area if they do not vote for ZANU PF
in the next elections. All this happened in full view of Dr
Parirenyatwa who added that those who voted NO are clear enemies
of the country. What boggles the mind of many is how they knew
who voted for what when the election process was a secret vote.
of political violence have been reported during the past week.
Chief Tsovani, Chief Sengwe and Chief Gudo have been calling
for meetings every Sundays on behalf of ZANU PF. They call the
meetings without informing villagers of the agenda of the meetings
only for people to realise that they have been called to attend
ZANU PF caucus meetings when the speakers are addressing the
hundreds of youths who are receiving training at Nyikavanhu
camp, in Masvingo, the camp is a former military camp. Some
of the youths when asked what the training was all about, reported
that it is for national service. Villagers are already in a
panic mode as the training alone reminds them of the 2008 political
violence which was spearheaded by youths and soldiers in the
South ward 14, there are no reports of political violence.