MDC activists attacked by Zanu PF thugs

Six MDC activists in Sanyati, Midlands North province sustained serious injuries when they were attacked by Zanu pf thugs after attending a district meeting in the area. The six are: the district organising secretary, Reuben Banda, Ward 16 Chairperson, Josiah Shumba, Amos Zhou, Miriam Maraunga, Plaxedes Chadiwa and Kudzanai Nyamadzawo.

Banda said Zanu PF thugs who attacked them were accusing him of recruiting more people to join the MDC. Banda was beaten with an iron bar on the forehead and sustained a deep cut. He said that it took them almost two days to get help from both the hospital and the police as officials at both institutions were not co-operative.

Another victim, Shumba, was abducted and assaulted at his home around 7pm by Zanu PF supporters travelling in a grey Mazda B2200 driven by a war veteran identified as Elias Mapfumo. The activist only escaped after the vehicle had a front tyre puncture while on their way to a militia base established near Nyabangwe Game park.

Zhou, who was also at his home on the fateful day was attacked by an axe and is receiving treatment at a local hospital after sustaining back injuries.

Maraunga and Chadiwa were picked up by over 10 thugs after they failed to locate their husbands. The two women activists were then assaulted using fists and booted feet on allegations that they knew the whereabouts of their husbands and were refusing to disclose the information.

JOMIC National Political Liason Officer, Mr Lovemore Kadenge confirmed that political violence erupted in Sanyati and a team was on its way to the area to investigate. "We received a report of that incident. We called the alleged perpetrators and victims to our offices and we are following up the case to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and justice takes place,” Kadenge said.

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