Zanu (PF) forces MDC activist to drink poison

mdc_symbolMUDZI NORTH - An MDC-T activist here, Givemore Sabawu, died last week after he was allegedly forced by Zanu (PF) youth to drink beer mixed with poison.

Zanu (PF) youths, Michael Chimusekedzo, Fungai Geremu and Lovemore Chiropa, forced Givemore Sabawu of ward 17 to drink poisoned beer last week. Sabawu later died from the poisoning. The incident left villagers in a state of shock as Zanu (PF) terror tactics reached alarming heights, said a villager on condition of anonymity.

According to villagers police took no action and the suspects roamed scot-free in the area.

Zanu (PF) also reverted to its old and failed campaign strategy of using food handouts as a political tool. Suspected MDC supporters in Chimukoko area were being denied access to the handouts until they turned Zanu (PF).

As GPA nears its expiry, political temperatures have risen with Zanu (PF) intensifying terror tactics ahead of elections pencilled for mid next year. The former ruling party was banking on violence to win the watershed elections.

Already several suspected MDC supporters have lost lives in both urban and rural areas at the hands of known Zanu (PF) thugs. Mugabe has vowed to hold elections by June 2011 as he claimed the inclusive government forced incompatible partners to share same bed.

While Mugabe insisted elections would go ahead next year under whatever conditions, Morgan Tsvangirai, indicated his party would not participate in elections conducted under an undemocratic and hostile atmosphere.

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