Zanu PF disrupts MDC-T rallies in Bulilima

The MDC-T says it has been failing to hold rallies in Bulilima district in Matabeleland South province for the past three weeks as Zanu (PF) supporters have been disrupting their meetings.

Speaking to The Zimbabwean yesterday MDC-T parliamentary candidate for Bulilima East Norman Mpofu said a group of Zanu (PF) supporters has been invading all their meeting venues, just few hours before their rallies’ kick off time.

“Zanu (PF) has resorted to dirty tricks here, as their party supporters led by their parliamentary candidate Merthias Ndlovu are violating the electorate code of conduct by invading every venue we booked for a rally.

“All our rallies had been cleared by police,but they rushed to every venue a few minutes before kick-off and start holding their meetings claiming to have booked the same venue,” said Mpofu.

Mpofu added: “For example yesterday our meeting in Gwambe Business Centre failed to take place after Zanu (PF) youths led by Ndlovu invaded the venue early in the morning. We notified police but they failed to take action”

When contacted Matabeleland South police spokesperson Philisani Ndebele referred The Zimbabwean to national spokesperson Charity Charamba, who said “she will make a follow up”.

Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said: “These MDC people lie too much, there are just trying to get attention from the western masters.”

The disruption of MDC-T rallies in Bulilima comes as about 500 Zanu-PF youths on Thursday invaded the venue of party leader Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's rally at Mutoko centre, scaring away people who wanted to attend. Tsvangirai, however, managed to address small crowds of between 500 and 2 000 at Mutoko centre and in Murehwa in Mashonaland East.

Zanu PF supporters also invaded Tsvangirai rally venue on Saturday in Chegutu before the MDC-T shifted to an open space.

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