Former Minister Says CIO Wants To Kill Him After Move To Contest As Independent Candidate

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Former deputy minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Godfrey Gandawa has accused the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) of threatening to kill him. This comes after Gandawa declared that he would contest the 2018 harmonised elections as an independent candidate. Gandawa has written to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) and submitted the names of the alleged CIO officers. Part of his letter reads:

Senior police officers at Magunje in connivance with the aspiring Zanu PF candidate have been sending a team of youths to harass my family, relatives and close associates so that they get scared and coerced to support their weak candidate.

More: The Standard

 

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Dr. Godfrey Gandawa is the Deputy Minister at Ministry of Higher & Tertiary Education, Science & Technology Development in the government of Zimbabwe. He is also an entrepreneur and owner of Fuzzy Technologies a Zimbabwean company that supplies technology equipment and services. In October 2016... Read More About Godfrey Gandawa

The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About Central Intelligence Organisation

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