An elderly Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) member who was among a group of the party’s supporters who were brutally assaulted in Murewa North by suspected ZANU PF activists early this month has warned the youths that beating up innocent people will bring curses on their lives.
Morris Seremani (74), was forced to lie down by his assailants before they took turns assaulting him using sticks.
Seremani, who led a group of elderly CCC supporters at a meeting in rural Ward 19 of Murewa North, suffered fractured limbs and bruises on his head during the assault.
Speaking to Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition’s (CiZC) Zeem TV after a week of treatment, Seremani said:
My advice to the youths is that if you are used by politicians you will have bad luck, you will be haunted as individuals; your country will never develop, and you will also have nothing to show for your efforts.
You passed your Ordinary and Advanced levels, and you have courses but there are no employment opportunities.
You are struggling, you spend the day taking drugs. They are keeping you drunk so they send you out to beat their opponents but you do not get anything from it.
Those who send you to beat us up have money, they have many houses, and they board aeroplanes whenever they want to travel but you have never.
I urge youths to use their brains, I urge them to be woke.
Police said they have arrested three suspects in connection with the violence. The suspects were identified as Never Chimutashu (67), Paul Kachigu (34) and Dignity Nadzo (31).
ZANU PF chairperson for Mashonaland East Daniel Garwe is on record telling supporters to beat up whoever insults President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Speaking at a ZANU PF rally in Murewa, Garwe said:
Whoever insults the President has to be beaten up, do not keep quiet when Zanu PF or the President are being insulted; we are now at a point to defend the party and President with all that we were given by god.
You and I have a job to teach people the good that is being done by Mnangagwa and the good being done by this party.
The assault on Murewa villagers has been condemned by several groups including the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC). | NewZimbabwe.com