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ZANU PF Accused Of Force-Marching Villagers To Meetings

ZANU PF Accused Of Force-Marching Villagers To Meetings

The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) says ZANU PF has been forcing villagers to attend its meetings ahead of by-elections set to be held on 26 March this year.

In its January monthly monitoring report released on Sunday, ZPP said ZANU PF perpetrated 27% of cases of political violence that were recorded in January.

The MDC-T/MDC Alliance led by Douglas Mwonzora is said to be responsible for 1.03 % of the cases recorded. Part of the ZPP report read:

In January, ZANU PF local leaders forced villagers to attend the party’s meetings ahead of primary elections to select ZANU PF candidates to contest in the March 26 by-elections.

ZANU PF ward and district leaders used the same methods of harassment, intimidation and assault.

The party has for long abused its influence in government to manipulate aid distribution processes to deny aid to deserving beneficiaries who do not support it.

As the party drew towards the primary elections, it held several meetings in the respective wards and constituencies to mobilise those who were to choose the party’s candidates for the March 26 by-elections.

ZANU PF is also accused of using government farming inputs to buy votes, while opposition supporters were being denied the inputs.

In one of the incidents reported by ZPP, on 16 January 2021, at Siyawamwaya business centre in Murehwa North constituency, Munyaradzi Munetsi, a ZANU PF activist allegedly threatened villagers with violence if the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) won the Ward 8 council seat. The ZPP report reads:

ZANU PF once again used its coercive methods to mobilise people, and during the meetings, officials threatened attendees, especially in rural areas, that if they failed to vote for ZANU PF, they would be removed from social welfare and agricultural input lists of beneficiaries.

This happened under circumstances where those who chose not to support ZANU PF in the past had been denied agricultural input support under the government’s Pfumvudza agricultural inputs scheme.

However, ZANU PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa dismissed the ZPP report as misleading. He said:

The police are there. ZPP should go and report to the police. ZPP is just pining to be in the news as persecutors of ZANU PF.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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9 Comments

Kulz 3 months ago

Dream big . Better days are in the horizon. Think of your future and the future of children generally. From zanu pf all are promises of professy of doom.ESAP,ZIMPREST,ZIM ASSET, COMMAND AGRICULTURE, Year 2000 for all, Vision 2020 ,New Dispensation,now vision 2030.KKKK Remind me of some pliz there are many.nothing has materialised to something.All these were and are meant to benefit big fish.CCC for a change for better.it has friends worldwide.David Coltart proved this by ensuring that each learner has all books per subject becoz CCC value Education.Now education has been paralysed by junta regime. Munhu wese CCC 😀 FOR A GOOD TO cause


Muzanu pf 3 months ago

Inini handimboswero manikidzwa ndoenda come26 March ndotsvaga Pana CCC ini zii zvangu meeting ndoenda mbeu ndopihwa tosangana paballot paper🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭


Tkt 3 months ago

At the end of it all it's CCC who has stakes to lose or gain...we already have 2/3majority..CCC members are e ones defending seats they won in 2018

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

THESE ARCHAIC METHODS HAVE BEEN USED BY ZANU PF FOR A LONG TIME. BUT THIS TIME THEY WILL NOT WIN. CITIZENS HAVE RESOLVED TO HAVE CHANGE AND WILL NOT REST UNTILL THEY GET IT.

TRIPLE C PARTY IS HIGHLY DETERMINED TO SHOW ZANU PF THE EXIT DOOR. THEY CAN DRIVE THE CITIZENS TO THEIR MEETINGS, BUT CITIZENS WILL NOT VOTE FOR THEM.

ON BUSES, COMBIS AND TRAINS CITIZENS SONG IS [CITIZENS COALITION FOR CHANGE ]. ZANU PF IS STILL USING THE METHOD WE USED IN 1962 IN KARIBA WHEN WE MOBILISED PEOPLE TO PROCEED TO CLOSE THE BEERHALL WHERE THE IMBIBERS WERE DRINKING BEER WHILE THE REST WERE ON STRIKE IN THE STREETS.

VA CHRISTOPHER MUTSVANGWAS MUST BE TOLD IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT THESE METHODS ARE SHAMEFUL.

[ THIS TIME AROUND ZANU PF HAILUME ]

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Chimudara 3 months ago

Oooooooooo


Zvadhakwa 3 months ago

Go to hell mutsvangwa. Mbiti yemunhu.


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Cobra King. 3 months ago

Do we have ZRP in Zimbabwe. I don't think.


suu whoop 3 months ago

We have ZANU REPUBLIC POLICE

Senior Citizen 3 months ago

Mutsvangwa anorwaara nepfungwa ,to report to who zviya🤔, we all know kuty the law doesn't apply to Zanu-pf , Zanu-pf is above the law ,Zrp takes instructions from Zanu-pf , which policeman in Zimbabwe has the guts to arrest Zanu-pf members if there are involved in violence



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