The opposition Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has claimed that one of its members Wilson Mathe and his wife Nomatter Dube were assaulted by 10 ZANU PF activists at the couple’s homestead in Nyezi village, Ward 9, Insiza South.
The alleged attack occurred on Thursday last week.
MRP president Mqondisi Moyo on Monday told Southern Eye that the assailants accused Mathe and his wife of introducing MRP politics in the area dominated by ZANU PF. Said Moyo:
The 10 attackers were armed with knobkerries, sjamboks, and axes. They attacked the couple accusing it of bringing MRP politics to the ward. They stated that they are ZANU PF members.
All 10 ZANU PF members are from the same area. A few days ago, they smashed window panes at Mathe’s house. They used sticks and sjamboks to beat up Mathe and his wife.
We sent a rescue team from Bulawayo which arrived on November 10 and found Mathe and his wife in a bad condition.
The victims were ferried to Filabusi Police Station to report the matter. They were also taken to Filabusi Hospital for treatment.
Mathe is the MRP treasurer for Nyezi. He contested the 2018 council elections.
Moyo said police arrested two of the suspects last Thursday.
ZRP acting spokesperson in Matabeleland South Province Assistant Inspector Thandolwenkosi Moyo said he had not yet received a report on the issue.