CCC’s Chinodya brothers behind political violence resurgence in Mbare

Staff Reporter

THE notorious Chinoda brothers, Elias and Last who are members of the Nelson Chamisa’s Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC) party, have unleashed an orgy of political violence in Harare’s old suburb, Mbare.

The Chinodya brothers together with their gang of blind followers last Friday openly attacked a known Zanu PF supporter, Obey Magombo, accusing him of wearing a Zanu PF t-shirt.

Magombo sustained head injuries as well as some bruises all over his body. The matter was later reported at ZRP Matapi under RRB number, 5258720.

Circumstances were that, “Magombo was trying to find his way around Mupedzanhamo until he was abruptly blocked by a group of people.

“They wrestled him to the ground and forced him to kneel before taking turns to hit him shouting zvii zvawakapfeka izvozvo, urimbwa yemunhu.It was indeed a sad scene to watch,” said Elias Zvakanaka, one of the bystanders.

Other by-standers residing at Matapi flats who spoke to this publication said the whole altercation started because Magombo was wearing a t-shirt inscribed ED-Pfee.          

The gang reportedly not only used demeaning and derogating slurs but also assaulted the defenceless Magombo with beer bottles and bricks they picked from a nearby ramshackle building.

Last and crime are inseparable as recently he was arrested by the Police facing charges of threatening Tonderai Rusere, a Zanu PF supporter with death. The matter was recorded under RRB 5258715.

As recorded in the docket gleaned by this publication, Last is reported to have said, “Haisi area yekucampainera Zanu PF. Senge iwewe Rusere tinoda kukurova tigokupisira mumba.”

Meanwhile, political analyst, Lloyd Gore has condemned the shameless behaviour of CCC supporters and said they should not turn this country into a lawless jungle.

 “CCC supporters always play the victims, condemning and labelling Zanu PF supporters for inciting and instigating violence whilst they are going around making unfounded attacks, in this case a citizen wearing an ED Pfee t shirt. Are political preferences now a crime?” quizzed Gore.

Residents at Matapi have urged the Police to decisively deal with thugs who were now breeding violence in Mbare which had enjoyed relatively peace since the arrival of the Second Republic.