A councilor and another member of Zimbabwe’s opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), were severely assaulted today by suspected Zanu PF activists in the politically-volatile Masvingo region.
A Form 2 student was also beaten up when Zanu PF activists attacked Bernard Chimwango and his colleague, Pangton Guvava, who were conducting a voter registration exercise while wearing party regalia.
They were attacked at Guvava’s house in Mpandawana Growth Point.
Chimwango said they made a police report but indications are that the assailants won’t be brought to justice as they are Zanu PF activists.
“I sustained serious injuries during the assault but I don’t think the perpetrators will be arrested.”
Regional police spokesperson, Kudakwashe Dehwa, said they have not yet received any report about a case of assault involving the three.
Ophias Murambiwa, a senior local member of the ruling party, said Zanu PF is not causing any form of violence in the province.
There has been an upsurge in the number of cases of politically-motivated violence ahead of the 2023 general elections.