Pro-Mnangagwa movement raided

The recently launched pro-Emmerson Mnangagwa Zimbabwe Star Party (Movement) was raided by suspected Zimbabwe state security agents in Johannesburg yesterday.

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Six heavily built intruders disrupted an executive meeting and confiscated laptops, documents and minutes. Identification particulars of 15 ZSP executive members in attendance were taken note of.

The intruders warned the gathering that ‘You haven’t started boys’ (Hamusati matanga vapfana).

“The invasion was unexpected, swift and fearsome. We did not suspect that we could be under surveillance since our activities were not a threat to any state or individual,” Prince Chitambo, ZSP secretary for information told The Zimbabwean in a telephone interview.

Chitambo suspected that besides the state security agents, the attack might have come from the Mujuru faction or from Mnangagwa himself, since the Movement was formed without him being consulted.

ZSP ruled out possibilities that the intruders could South Africans since they spoke English with a Zimbabwean accent. A report was made to the local police who have started investigations.

Chitambo said nobody should be scared of ZSP as they were a Movement launched to help create a peaceful country with the capacity to protect gains from independence.

“We are just convinced that the person with the right curriculum vitae and capacity to lead the future Zimbabwe is Mnangagwa. If the attack is a work of the (Mujuru) faction, it would be unfortunate since we are open to everyone,” he said.

ZSP was launched recently by Richard Gwarazimba, an accommodations consultant, and other Zimbabweans in South Africa. Among their states objectives is to help Mnangagwa succeed President Robert Mugabe when time comes.

Efforts to seek comment from the South Africa Police and Mnangagwa were fruitless.

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