by Tapiwa Mutonhodzi
MDC Alliance activists continue to defy President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call for a non-violent election as cases of politically motivated violence increase.
The latest case involves the abduction and assault of Zanu-PF members by MDC Alliance activists in Chitungwiza.
A reliable source revealed to Harare Post on condition of anonymity, that a Chamisa led faction was driving and perpetrating violence in Chitungwiza streets.
“About twenty MDC Alliance Chamisa supporters in Chitungwiza South are driving in the streets disembarking and perpetrating violence led by MDC Alliance Chitungwiza South District Assembly Secretary for Security, Ephrage Gwavava, and a party member, Malvin Mavhunga,” the source revealed.
The group is moving with two vehicles in a convoy threatening and assaulting supporters of rival political parties regardless of their peaceful campaigns ahead of the 30 July harmonised elections,” said the source.
MDC Alliance activists have also gone to the extent of assaulting members of the Fourth Estate, Harare Post has learnt.
“On 16 July 2018, MDC Alliance activists, Stanley Svoba and Itai Makota assaulted a freelance journalist, Tamuka Charakupa in a case that is already at the courts,” said the source.
Ahead of the upcoming elections, calls by President’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, have always been for people to embrace peace regardless of their different political affiliations.
Yesterday in Kadoma, the President said, “Zanu PF cadres must not be provoked by members of the opposition. We want a free, fair and credible election.
“The world is watching Zimbabwe and we must show that we are a mature democracy on 30 July,” said the President.