21 November 2012

Zimbabwe: MDC Secretary for Home Affairs Attacked

press release

Moses Moyo, the MDC Matabeleland North Secretary for Home affairs, yesterday escaped death by a whisker following an attack by gun totting Zanu PF thugs at his home last night. The gunmen threatened Moyo with death for being an MDC member.

Moyo managed to call the police from Saucetown after he blocked the Zanu PF members' car from escaping. Police arrested the two Zanu PF members - Takesure Mbano, the Zanu PF Secretary for Security and Tinashe Chikara. A docket was opened at Saucetown police station -RRB -1396184.

These hoodlums were driving a Toyota land Cruiser registration number-ABR 2473. The serial number of the gun pointed at Moyo is C426474-7,65 Calibre.

They threatened Moyo with death saying that he does not deserve to own a plot since he is aligned to the party of excellence.

The MDC continues to condemn harassment of its members by Zanu Pf functionaries especially in Bubi-Umguza District where Obert Mpofu uses his ill gotten wealth to target members of the MDC. The party stands aware of Mpofu's machinery of violence, which is well oiled by money siphoned from the Chiadzwa diamonds.

The MDC calls upon all citizens to vote out these thugs whose glory is derived from fighting against peace for all Zimbabweans. It is clear that Zanu PF thugs are on the prawl in Matebeleland to orchestrate yet another genocide against the people in the region.

It emerged yesterday that Tinashe Chikaka, is employed by the dead party's Harare province but is causing havoc in Bubi-Umguza district. Such acts are reminiscent of the Zanu PF genocide tactics during the Gukurahundi era.

Obert Mpofu has shamefully sanctioned these actions against our people in the region targeting those affiliated to the MDC. The party stands firm against this retribution and calls on all peace loving Zimbabweans to condemn the violent activities by Zanu PF.

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