ward 4, on the 20th of March, the Central Intelligent Organization
(CIO) members visited Mr Mpofu an electrician in Mwenezi at
his homestead and accused him of being in possession of a technological
device that they believed is being used to pass information
to other countries. Mr Mpofu because of the nature of his job
has all sorts of electrical gadgets at his homestead which were
mistaken as spying machines. The CIO members found no evidence
at Mr Mpofu’s house but before they left, they threaten
to deal with him as soon as they gather proof of what they suspect
the victim is doing.
village, on the 8th of April, Chief Mugabe of ward 13, suspended
Rangarirai Mugunzva, a village head for Mugunzva village on
allegations that he is a MDC supporter. The Chief told the victim
to publicly declare his support for ZANU PF if he wanted to
be reinstated. But Mr Mugunzva refused and the Chief subsequently
appointed another village head to replace him.
North ward 13 again, on the 7th of April, Chief Mugabe fined
Emma Rushabwe, the MDC Masvingo North chairperson for allowing
MDC members to hold a party meeting at her homestead without
notifying the Chief. She was fined two goats and ten dollars.
no reported cases of political violence.
ZANU PF members moved around villages in ward 11, Chief Chipuriro's
village, on 12 April harassing and forcing villagers to pay
$2 per each family as contribution towards the Provincial Independence
commemorations. Those who could not afford the stipulated amount
were harassed and labelled "traitors bent on sabotaging"
the celebrations. This was despite the fact that the villagers
were never given any prior notice to look for the money. The
villagers tried to make a police report but were turned away
by the police who highlighted that it was the norm for people
to contribute towards the independence celebrations.
of political violence were reported in Zengeza East.
cases of political violence in Harare South
of political violence were recorded.