MDC-T Ward chairwoman attempts to fix WOZA

MDC-T Ward chairperson for Matshobana, Gladys Dube, has dragged to court a leader of Women of Zimbabwe Arise, Magodonga Mahlangu, for allegedly threatening her.

Magodonga Mahlangu
Magodonga Mahlangu

Mahlangu, who was arrested yesterday, was today charged under the Criminal Law (codification and reform) Act.

She appeared at the Bulawayo Tredgold Court but the case could not be heard as police were yet to locate witnesses and record statements.

The Act under which the prosecution is proceeding criminalises threats, incitement, conspiracy and attempt.

Mahlangu’s lawyer, Godfrey Nyoni, told the area prosecutor that, the case preferred against his client could have emanated from a distributed flyer attacking MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

WOZA national coordinator Jenni Williams, called MDC-T and MDC for a meeting where she disassociated her organisation from the flyer, which was distributed in Matshobana and Mpopoma on election day, in an attempt to discredit WOZA’s impartial position and cause problems between MDC-T and WOZA.

Gladys and other unnamed MDC-T members including Ntombizodwa Ncube, reportedly went on to threaten WOZA members with retribution and beating.

Efforts by Williams to resolve the issue amicably failed, as Gladys went to make a police report that she was threatened and insulted by Magodonga.

According to a police report compiled at Western Commonage, Gladys reported that she was called a sell-out by Magodonga and threatened with CID action if Welshman Ncube lost elections.

WOZA says its members have been threatened with ‘fixing’ by the Movement for Democratic Change led by PM Morgan Tsvangirai.

MDC-T members including Gladys were accused of threatening that: “When we get into power after elections, we will fix WOZA.”

WOZA suspected that the police report made by Gladys was part of the grand plan to fix WOZA as promised, since MDC-T expected a landslide win over Zanu (PF) and other participating political parties.

Mahlangu will be back at the courts on Friday.

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