are reported cases of political violence in Chikandiwa village,
Headman Nyamombe under Chief Makoni in Makoni South. Suspected
ZANU PF supporters attacked and destroyed Wonder Karupoto's
house on Friday, 29 June 2012. The house was destroyed to
ground level. The ZANU PF supporters are said to be from Epworth
and had came to Chikandiwa village to attend a funeral. Upon
being told by other villagers that Mr Karupoto was an MDC
supporter they started insulting him with obscenities and
threatened to beat him up. The victim sensing danger left
for his house and sought refuge in his hut. The perpetrators
followed him and demanded that he come out and surrender his
party regalia which he refused. When the victim refused to
come out that is when they lit his hut destroying all the
property inside. It is alleged that when the hut was on fire
the assailants ran away. Mr. Karupoto had to escape the fire
through the window and suffered minor injuries in the process.
Some of the suspects have been identified as Joshua Kadungure,
Gilbert Kadungure, Dennis Kadungure and the other five have
not yet been recognized. A police report has been made at
Chitenderano police station and people are still waiting for
action from the police to apprehend all the perpetrators.
political atmosphere in Gokwe is reportedly calm and political
gatherings are going on peacefully without disturbances.
are no reported cases of political violence this past week.
situation is calm at the moment as no cases of violence have
been reported. Political gatherings are being held peacefully
without any disruptions.
is reported that police from PISI disrupted an MDC rally in
Gutu Central on 30 June 2012. Close to 20 policemen bulldozed
the rally and started taking down all the names of the people
present at the gathering. It is alleged that the MDC supporters
fled the venue in fear. The MDC provincial leaders in Masvingo
said they have taken the issue up with JOMIC.
were no reported cases of political violence in the past week.
However food distribution is still being done on partisan basis.
are no reported cases of political violence in the area. Political
activities are carrying on peacefully. But Civil Society organisations
are not being allowed to carry out their activities in this
area. Recent reports state that ZimRights
was barred by suspected ZANU PF supporters in the area from
holding peace building activities last week.