A village head in Mashonaland Central, Mt Darwin ward 34 has reportedly been threatened with death by a Zanu PF official after he refused to chant Zanu PF slogan.
This was revealed by Heal Zimbabwe Trust in its latest report.
“Zanu PF youth, John Karikoga and Fonas Mudzedzereki threatened village head Webster Kabongane with death after he refused to chant the Zanu PF slogan at a Zanu PF meeting at Pakamutsenzere Primary School on the 19th of June 2017, said the trust.
The trust said in Muzarabani North the Zanu PF District Chairman Denshot Mazarura, Muzarabani South Legislator Alfred Mafunga and Zanu PF ward chairman Ringson Chinyere took over a staff recruitment exercise at COTTCO centre where they considered people with Zanu PF membership cards only and turned away known opposition supporters.
“They also ordered those who were recruited to first chant Zanu PF slogans before they were considered. This took place on the 22nd of June 2017,” said the trust.
“In Muzarabani North ward 8 the Zanu PF District Chairman Denshot Mazarura confronted and intimidated Mr Drymond, a white farmer in Muzarabani ward 8. Mazarura confronted Drymond and threatened to chase him away from his farm after he purchased red work suits for his workers. Mazarura accused Drymond of being an MDC T supporter by virtue of purchasing red work suits for his workers. This took place on the 24th of June 2017 at ARDA farm.”
The trust said in Muzarabani North ward 22 on the 28th of June 2017 in village 1, Councillor Sarudzai Mutyavaviri and Tatenda Mudzavani (Zanu PF youth leader ) called for a public meeting where they addressed and threatened community members with violence if they do not vote for Zanu PF in the 2018 general elections.