Air force officer on Zanu campaign

A senior air force of Zimbabwe officer has been accused of leading a campaign to force villagers to attend Zanu (PF) political meetings in the area.

Air Commodore Innocent Chiganze is being accused of forcing villagers to attend pro-Zanu (PF) meetings. He is reportedly eyeing the Makoni South constituency seat.

Chief John Rukweza is allegedly working on Chiganze's orders, instructing all headmen and village chairmen to tell people based in their areas to attend the meetings without fail.

"We have 34 headmen under Chief Rukweza in Makoni South and each of them leads about 300 to 400 villagers. You are looking at an entire constituency of about 13,000 people being forced to attend the political meetings," said an MDC-T councillor in the area.

Villagers have been warned that if they fail to attend the meetings they'll either have their resettlement permits cancelled or they will be ejected from the area altogether. Concerned villagers have approached the MDC-T leadership in the constituency for advice.

"We're telling our supporters not to attend any of these meetings. We see Chiganze here almost every week and we know he's the one coordinating the war veterans and militias who are moving at night visiting known MDC activists and ordering them to attend these meetings," said Pishai Muchauraya the MDC-T Member of Parliament for Makoni South.

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