THE NGO NETWORK ALLIANCE PROJECT - an online community for Zimbabwean activists  
 View archive by sector


Back to Index

This article participates on the following special index pages:

  • Index of results, reports, press stmts and articles on March 31 2005 General Election - post Mar 30

  • ZANU PF women, youths threaten MDC supporters in Nyanga
    Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP)
    May 14, 2005

    Political tension is on the increase in Nyanga barely two months after the March general poll, groups of Zanu PF female supporters and youths are reportedly threatening known and perceived MDC supporters with illegal expulsion from the growth point.

    It is alleged that the women, who have been holding meetings daily in Nyamhuka2 residential area have intensified retribution campaigns against known and/or perceived MDC supporters.

    Reports have it that yesterday, three women clad in Zanu PF t-shirts accosted MS (29), a female MDC supporter in Old Nyamhuka close to the abandoned council beerhall around 3pm.

    The women, whose names could not be obtained, are said to have surrounded the victim before accusing her of 'selling out' during the March general elections. One of them shouted for the benefit of the gathering onlookers that they were waiting for a list of candidates of evictions "inobva kwaMP" (coming from the MP), after which they would enforce the evictions.

    A uniformed female police officer reportedly chose not to intervene to aid the victim when she passed by the scene of the incident. Zanu PF's Paul Kadzima beat the MDC's Douglas Mwonzora by 12602 votes to 9360 in the March 31st general plebiscite.

    Sources also claim that Zanu PF youths, some of whom have been employed by the new MP to guard his double storey house in the Village residential area have been intimidating revellers at beer halls around the business centre demanding to know how they voted in the March elections.

    Visit the Zimbabwe Peace Project fact sheet

    Please credit if you make use of material from this website. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License unless stated otherwise.