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Chivi Villagers Living In Fear Of Businessman

Chivi Villagers Living In Fear Of Businessman

A Chivi businessman reportedly ran amok in August this year and torched about 25 homes of villagers he suspected of bewitching him.

The villagers in Chivi’s Sese area are now living in fear of the businessman, Thomas Chapeta, following his return from South Africa.

Chapeta allegedly destroyed villagers’ homes on 12 and 22 August with the help of an armed mob.

A villager who spoke to NewZimbabwe.com on condition of anonymity, said Chivi residents are still living in fear that Chapeta and his accomplices might terrorise them again. Said the villager:

He came on the 12th of August with a team of more than 50 people and beat up villagers.

The gang was armed with guns, machetes and hammers beating up people even the elderly.

Some of the assailants have been arrested but Chapeta, who owns a drilling company and is a son-in-law to Zion Christian Church (ZCC) leader Nehemiah Mutendi, remains a free man.

Chapeta has been seen attending some of the ZCC functions and is said to be using his relationship with Mutendi and his ZNAU PF connections to evade arrest. Said another villager:

People are concerned about the delay in bringing the perpetrators before the courts.

It is now more than four months. The case keeps on dragging with postponement. We suspect underhanded practices.

Failure to arrest the chief culprit during and after disturbances raises eyebrows.

He has even been seen attending church with his in-laws.

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson in Masvingo Province, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the matter saying that the perpetrators were arrested and the case is now before the courts. | NewZimbabwe.com

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14 Comments

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Do not lie the revolutionary party does not hide not protect criminal elements justice must take it's course.


Tindo 1 month ago

There are people who mistook a suitcase full of gold for a suitcase full of g- strings, and they are free, vamwe vakadya mari ye cottcovari panze, vamwe vakadya mari dze zinara, the list is endless

1 month ago

Now I know. Ndibaba vaMachiavelli. vanhu veZANU havasungwe. Bishop wekuShabani, Henry-ETA we Zimbabwe Korokoza Federation. ñaonini uyu, uyu mhani uyu wekuba nyika, uyu baba Two

you are talking nonsense you idhiyoti 1 month ago

for how long will justice take it's course man up @ machiavellli Inga wakura wani zvagara kana uri linked to zanu you are untouchable inhema hre chero akasungwa within days anobuda futi


Ali Tinasheba albamohamed 1 month ago

Kkkk Machiavelli u right muzaya wamutendi anei ne zanu pf nhy
Kana munhu aregwa nepolice moti ndewe zano haibooo
A lot of criminals are walking freely are they from zanu pf


1 month ago

There are some b-u-f-f-o-o-n-s here who either don't know or are pretending not to know what connection there is between Zanu Pf and ZCC's Nehemiah Mutendi who has openly declared allegiance to Zanu Pf

Nimrod 1 month ago

something is not right here.why was the chief perpertrator not arrested? are thise arrested out on bail or in remand? The main accused is likely to abscond so he should be in custody


1 month ago

Vanhu veZANU havaiswe muwaya. Vanotongwa vachibva kumba - vobva varegerwa. Catch and Release

igwee 1 month ago

Ko zanu pf yakwana pap


Tindo 1 month ago

ZANU inokwana parikunzi he is using Mutendi and his ZANU PF connections. Zvakanyorwa pamusoro apo

Tindo 1 month ago

Was wondering when ZANU PF name was going to crop up and sure like hell it did


1 month ago

igaroziva

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matemba 1 month ago

everything is zanu zvitsva here 40yrs nanhas muchiri kushamisika tirimujere vanhu we


mate MBA 1 month ago

vamwe muri**** hamuna positive tinking



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