The incident took place on 17 June this year.
Admire Sibanda, a Zanu PF well known thug and four of his family members attacked Gwezuva and severely assaulted him for supporting the MDC. After the assault, Gwezuva reported the matter to the police who arrested one Dube, a son-in-law to Sibanda and one of the assailants.
Dube was subsequently sentenced to 12 months in prison, which he is currently serving.
This did not go down well with Sibanda who connived with Chief Mapiravana to evict Gwezuva from the area.
“As we speak, unknown people supposedly acting on the orders of Chief Mapiravana have removed the perimeter fence surrounding my homestead and vandalized my cattle pen,” narrated Gwezuva.
In a separate development, Professor John Makumbe has deplored corruption caused by years of Zanu PF’s misrule. Speaking at an Ideological Series Lecture in Harare last Friday, Professor Makumbe said.
“In recent years because of political patronage recruitment and development into the civil service has not been on merit. Loyalty to the Zanu PF party and its leader were the major criteria for appointment especially in the provincial structures of the public service.
“I have personally received several letters from senior police officers, from civil servants complaining that the war veterans who were appointed into the ZRP (Zimbabwe Republic Police), ZNA (Zimbabwe National Army), the air force and the public service were not writing the same exams which the rest of students were writing before they could be promoted.”
The Ideological Series Lectures are a brain-child of the MDC and are held every Friday in Harare. The main objective of the debates is to enlighten party members and other stakeholders on national and international developments socially, economically and politically.
The discussion forum is also meant to inculcate a culture of debate among Zimbabwean citizens. – The MDC Today – Issue 399Post published in: News