Chipangano attack leaves three MDC activists in hospital

Three MDC-T supporters were on Friday admitted to a private clinic in Harare after they were attacked in the capital by the violent Mbare based Chipangano gang.

The weekly Zimbabwe Standard said in its latest edition that ten other MDC-T supporters were injured in the attack. About 50 members of the ZANU PF terror squad waylaid the MDC-T activists along Simon Mazorodze road and robbed them of their cash and mobile phones.

The paper said ten of the activists were treated and discharged from the clinic but three, who could barely speak, were hospitalised. The paper named two of the victims in hospital as Vengesai Chigoriro and Prince Mwenezhi.

‘The three are being treated for injuries ranging from broken ribs, brokens legs and a suspected fractured skull. They were stabbed with screw drivers and struck by stones, iron bars and sticks,’ the paper said.

The infamous Chipangano is a violent political gang which has caused mayhem in Harare since the beginning of the year. It has unleashed violence on unsuspecting victims, most of them people perceived to be anti-ZANU PF.

Recently, the MDC-T’s organising secretary, Nelson Chamisa, dared Robert Mugabe to the stop the shadowy group from terrorising Harare residents, to prove he is sincere in his calls for peace. Two weeks ago the Bulawayo East MP for the MDC-T, Tabitha Khumalo, told party supporters in the UK that the pattern of political violence being waged by Chipangano seemed to be highly systematic, deliberate and well planned.

‘There are four branches within Chipangano. There is Chipangano one, two, three and four. Chipangano one identifies MDC activists. Chipangano two

carries out surveillance and monitors individuals and structures of the MDC.

‘Chipangano three approaches our members and verbally warns them of dire consequences of supporting the MDC. Chipangano four is the deadliest of all the groups. This group beats the hell out of you,’ said Khumalo. – Swradio africa

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