Opposition MDC Alliance has reported that party leader, Nelson Chamisa was this Tuesday chased by “angry ZANU PF hooligans” in Masvingo as he commenced the Provincial Tour. Said the party on social media:
President @nelsonchamisa was warmly received by citizens in Chiredzi who repeatedly chanted “Ngaapinde Hake Mukomana.” We are advised that ZANU PF hooligans reacted angrily, chasing the President’s convoy ‘movie style’ in the town.
In a later update, MDC Alliance said the assailants had encircled Chamisa. Read the update:
The President has been encircled by hooligans at a place he’s temporarily taken refuge. The Provincial Leadership is currently mobilising youths to rescue him.
The four cars followed the convoy to Chiredzi Town where two full trucks of hooligans waited to attack the president. The security team had to quickly move the President to a safer place.
A silver Nissan Caravan AFG 9047 and three Nissan NP 200s without plates were used to chase the President from Triangle via the sugar plantation to Chiredzi. The Nissan Caravan attempted to side swipe the President’s car before the driver sped off.
President @nelsonchamisa is safe. He left the scene of the attack unharmed. We thank all our provincial members for standing ready to defend the President and the party. No amount of intimidation or abuse will stop the tour from continuing.
MDC Alliance also reported that its provincial youth member, Admire Chifamba, “was stoned by ZANU PF hooligans but the police sided with ZANU PF hooligans and arrested the victim, Admire.”
The governing ZANU PF says the “alleged” attacks are choreographed to convince the United Nations that Zimbabwe deserves to be under sanctions. The UN is sending a rapporteur, Alena Douhan from Belarus, to assess the impact of sanctions.
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