MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday took his “citizens tour” to Mashonaland West Province, with the party reporting more incidents of politically-motivated violence.
The MDC-A last week claimed that Chamisa escaped a suspected assassination attempt in Mutare, having previously come under siege in Masvingo where his convoy was stoned by ZANU PF supporters and roads were blocked ahead of his visit.
MDC Alliance provincial chairman, Ralph Magunje and his executive reportedly met at the party’s offices in Chinhoyi to make logistical arrangements ahead of the presidential hopeful’s visit.
In posts on Twitter this Wednesday, the MDC Alliance said in Hurungwe, a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) official named Batsi, who was driving an Isuzu vehicle, registration number ADL8964, was seen driving around venues for Chamisa’s interface meetings.
One Franco Ndambakuhwa is alleged to have bussed in ZANU PF militia using his white truck reg no ACY6670 seeking “to bulldoze the venues”, according to the MDC Alliance.
The opposition party also alleged that at Zvipani in Hurungwe, Munyaradzi Ngandini a ZANU PF member beat up five people injuring Mai Chambati, an MDC Alliance member in the process.
In Magunje, the ruling party sent its militias to barricade the road with placards. They stoned several cars and many people got injured, the MDC Alliance further alleged.
Meanwhile, NewZimbabwe.com reported sources as saying that State security agents were put on high alert ahead of the MDC Alliance president’s highly-anticipated visit.
Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives, military and police intelligence agents were heavily deployed in areas such as Nyabira and Banket, where ZANU PF activists are reportedly planning to cause drama.