CCC deputy president and Harare East legislator, Tendai Biti, escaped serious injury and possibly death after he was attacked by suspected ZANU PF activists in Mashonaland Central Province on Friday.
Speaking to The Standard on Saturday, Biti said they were attacked on their way to the Zambezi River for fishing. Said Biti:
We were going to Huyo, there in Dande right in the Zambezi.
So when we got into Muzarabani close to the boundary of the Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA), ZANU PF mounted an illegal roadblock and threw stones at our vehicles and we had to make a U-turn.
So at about four kilometres in an area called Mbire which is located in a valley, close to the Zambezi River, when we stopped to talk to locals, ZANU PF supporters started attacking us again, and we had to flee.
My car was extensively damaged. I am sure the 2023 elections will be tough because conditions for a free, and fair election do not exist.
Biti blamed ZANU PF officials, Zhemu Soda, Kazembe Kazembe and Tapera Saizi for the attack.
Zhemu, Saizi and Kazembe and MPs for Muzarabani North, Muzarabani South, and Mazowe West constituencies, respectively.
Soda is also the Minister of Energy and Power Development while Kazembe is the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage as well as ZANU PF Mashonaland West Provincial chairperson.