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CCC Council Candidate "Forcibly Taken By ZANU PF Youths"

CCC Council Candidate

The newly-formed opposition Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa has claimed that its council candidate for Highfield West was Tuesday forcibly taken by ZANU PF youths.

The party said Maxwell Dutuma was assaulted by “ZANU PF thugs with another of our youth members.” In a statement, seen by Pindula News, CCC said:

#ALERT MAX DUTUMA, CCC candidate for Ward 26 (Highfield West) Max Dutuma has been forcibly taken by Zanu PF youths. His car has been hijacked by them. He was in Gazaland at the time they took him against his will.

Instead of the perpetrators being arrested, he was detained at Machipisa Police Station. #StopPoliticalViolence

Why The Timing Is Concerning:

  • The alleged kidnapping and torture happen when Zimbabwe is gearing for 26 March by-elections to fill vacant council and Parliamentary seats.
  • Political violence – intraparty and interparty violence- has been on the rise in the country as parties started campaigning for the by-elections and 2023 harmonised elections.
  • Zimbabwe has a history of violence shortly before, during and after elections. A typical example is the 2008 violence that transpired before the presidential runoff during which several opposition MDC supporters were killed, kidnapped and or assaulted.
  • This year, a CCC supporter, Mbongeni Ncube, was stabbed to death by suspected ZANU PF supporters at the party’s rally in Kwekwe.
  • Also this year, ZANU PF supporters were reportedly attacked by stone-throwers in Bulawayo.

Kidnapping Cases:

  • Reports of kidnapping are not new. Journalist Itayi Dzamara‘s whereabouts are still unknown after he was allegedly kidnapped in 2015.
  • Several others, mainly government critics including opposition members and human rights defenders, reported between 2019 and 2021 that they were kidnapped and tortured by suspected state security agents.
  • Authorities deny the allegations, reckon a “third force” was behind the alleged abductions or they are being staged to soil the image of the government.

Why Does This Matter:

  • Zimbabwe is reeling from the effects of sanctions imposed on the country at the turn of the millennium over alleged human rights abuses.
  • The West, which imposed the sanctions, said the enhancement of good governance is a precondition for the removal of sanctions and for Zimbabwe to rejoin the international community.
  • Violence can dissuade the electorate and elections can be rendered “not free and not fair”.

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26 Comments

Machiavelli 3 months ago

Big up Pindula
Very little tribalistic comment today
Bravo


Bulldog 3 months ago

Zunu of varikuda kudii chaizvo nemasupporters eccc.zunu pf get to know this today this country is not yours but to everry citizen of Zimbabwe that's kuine mapolitical party akawanda.mnangagwa chiwenga ndimi murijutuma vanhu venyu to attract vanhu veccc this should come to an end.chisingazivi vakuru vezanu ava ndechekuti varkutopa more power kumukomana chamisa


Davis Phiri 3 months ago

Ho I thought sanctions were imposed on individuals not on the country.


explain 3 months ago

The leaders are the one who govern the country. It's a situation iya yekuti chii chakatanga huku kana zai

Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

👍👍👍👍 good observatoion

Francis Mhike Mutema 3 months ago

To those advocating for closure of the comment section i do agree with your concerns but isn't it better to block those who have cheap tribalistic thoughts and those filled with explicit comments.

#blocktribalists
#blockvulgarlanguage


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Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Kunywpa wakauya ukatidenha Tika kubholoncha. Ndaida kukuita long sleeve shirt sleeve mboko akandidzora wakaita lucky


Pretty 3 months ago

Uefa results plz kuneanowo hre


Advocate 3 months ago

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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

CCC PARTY CANDIDATES MUST BE CAREFUL BECAUSE THEY ARE WALKING IN MINEFIELDS.

IF MAXWELL DUTUMA WAS KIDNAPPED, HOW DID HE END UP AT A POLICE STATION ? DID HE NOT PICK UP A QUARREL WITH ZANU PF HOOLIGANS WHO THEN USED THEIR CITIZENSHIP ARREST POWERS AND TOOK HIM TO POLICE AS REQUIRED BY OUR LAWS?

AT MACHIPISA POLICE STATION, POLICE OFFICERS LISTENED TO ARGUMENTS FROM BOTH SIDES AND CONCLUDED THAT DUTUMA HAD STARTED THE DISTURBANCES:HENCE HIS DETENTION.

WHAT THIS ENTAILS IS THAT IF MAXWELL DUTUMA GETS CHARGED, THEN HE GETS DISQUALIFIED FROM 26 MARCH 2022 BYELECTIONS.

THIS COULD BE A VERY WELL CALCULATED PLAN BY ZANU PF WHICH THEY WANT TO USE TO GET RID OF ONE OR MORE CCC CANDIDATES. THIS IS THE MINEFIELD I REFERED TO IN MY FIRST PARAGRAPH.

I WANT TO ADVISE THAT CCC CANDIDATES STAY INDOORS AND STOP IDOL MOVEMENTS.

IF INDEED MAXWELL DUTUMA COMMITTED AN OFFENCE, HE WILL BE SENT TO COURT TODAY OR TOMORROW. SENIOR DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER [DISPOL] WILL HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF THAT DUTUMA COMMITTED AN OFFENCE.

IF SENIOR OFFICERS DECIDE OTHERWISE, MAXWELL DUTUMA SHALL BE RELEASED EITHER TODAY OR TOMORROW BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF 48 HOURS.

[DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MWONZORA'S. VOTE CCC PARTY FOR CHANGE].

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Jinx 3 months ago

I open the comment section with fear and much trepidation on the possibility of reading comments of a tribalistic nature. This platform has become a stage for hate to be propelled across the country and i fear for the younger Zimbabwean generation, in whom the seed of hate is being planted because of a few individuals hell bent on increasing the chasm between tribes.
Tribalism is a form of terrorism! Tribalism has no room in this age!

@ Team Pindula, it is known to me that you require traffic on this platform for it to become a source of income through ad generated revenue, perhaps.
However, the traffic on this site has become the extreme of both ends, highly acidic yet highly bitter. Highly vulgar, highly tribalistic, laced with hate.
For the sake of our little brothers and sisters whom may have learned new ways to insult, new ways to hate, please suspend the COMMENTS SECTION.

#CloseTheCommentsSection


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

@Jinx, the comments section is what makes the Pindula webpage a source of inspiration and joy for readers. Any attempts to suspend the comments section will be met with an appropriate level of resistance. Comments section HUCHI, Comments section iCREMORA.

major Seer1 3 months ago

BY THE WAY,WHY DID THE NDEBELES GET CHASED FROM SA????

THEFT....THEFT....THEFT... THEFT
GENEALOGICALY YOU ARE THEIVES🤣🤣🤣🤣


mafirakureva 3 months ago

zvimbazi be like a human being not animal


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myself 3 months ago

heee bluh bluh

my foot 👣👣🦶

shonas are calling to no tribalism campaign my foot

you claiming every Zimbabweans are equal
my foot 🦶👣

why practicing discrimination when it comes to positions?

you go to any office in Zimbabwe at any company you know, as you enter by the gate you will find a security guard been a ndebele, but insider you will find the manager been a Shona.

look those who are in parliament are all Shonas

teachers are all Shonas

yet you go preaching a no to trabalism gospel whilst you are the greatest tribalists on this planet.

i hate Shonas to the fullest

you have infiltrated and destroyed this beautiful environment by giving it to undeserving unlearned people of your own

until you practice equality then
tjis ndebele shona war won't end.

infact not only ndebele shona but its 14 tribes vs Shona tribe


👽👽👽 3 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 kamuchawa kanaka karikunakirwa newar of words btwn DUBE and vhorizhozho

LaSilva@ KC 3 months ago

@Myself if u're not a tribalistic torture , why send such a comment depicting such a hurt... remember we're the same , be it the language or colour we still gonna be called Humans and all Africans

Major Seer1 3 months ago

last time l checked the Ndebeles are Literally lazy...depend on "ngizahamba eGoli"....Don't blame the Shona's.....The General Shona people are hard working and natural hustlers ...Ndebeles only know how to threaten to stab you....You Ndebeles Need to Go back to SA where you came from and stop claiming Zim as your own ...you are merely Sojourners here.... History tells...so you can't blame the Imbalance now .....you once dominated the "Holes (Shona people)" ....and it cost us the independence. You cause all this....you did this

So now we drown the ship and you go down with us🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😴😴😴😴😴😴

Dzvamu 3 months ago

Zvimbazi, ko zbc tozotii nayo shut up. Ko herald?


zvimbazi 3 months ago

**** yako


It sgfsdggffdd 3 months ago

Zvimbazi pfutseki neZanu yako chi**** chako


Muchama 3 months ago

Inhema dzako it's not a way to campaign noncense


Zvimbazi 3 months ago

PINDULA IS A CCC SUPPORTER AND THIS PLATFORM WILL BE SHUTDOWN SOON

MARK MY WORDS


🦍🦍🦍🦍🦍 3 months ago

Hazvigoni Wena
TARAMBA IZVOZVO
😎🤓😎


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