MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora told SW Radio Africa that at least 25 families had been evicted from their homes in Mt. Darwin, the constituency run by the ZANU-PF Minister for Indigenization, Saviour Kasukuwere.
Many other families were evicted from Mberengwa, Zaka and some parts of Nyanga North. Other MDC-T activists fled to the party headquarters in Harare fearing for their lives and their families.
ITV News spoke to some of the victims at Harvest House. One activist confirmed to ITV that they had been forced out of their homes by ZANU-PF agents in retaliation for supporting the MDC-T.
“If this ZANU-PF retaliation is not arrested, then there will be a lot of unrest in Zimbabwe. People here are very, very angry that the election was stolen. In fact Harare looks like a very big funeral parlor,” Mwonzora said.
The party said they are trying to find accommodation for these families.
Asked what they are doing to do to reassure their supporters, Mwonzora said the MDC-T will soon release a statement addressing this issue and have also started drafting a report on these incidents to be forwarded to regional leaders.
Referring to the intimidation and evictions, Mwonzora said: “This shows that they know they did not win the election. That’s why they are following up on our people. If they had really won they would be too busy celebrating to think about harassing people.”
In Mash West, especially Chegutu, the situation is reported to be tense after a ZANU PF candidate who is not from the town won the election. Chegutu residents say that even ZANU PF activists were surprised at the victory and feel so embarrassed that they have stopped wearing their party regalia.
An increased presence of police, soldiers and roadblocks has also been reported in parts of the country. And youth militia are threatening to punish anyone who witnessed electoral fraud and speaks about it. – SW Radio AfricaPost published in: News