Aspiring MDC-T councillor in Bulawayo, Mr Tinashe Kambarami, allegedly pulled out a pistol and threatened to shoot party supporters for allegedly holding primary elections in Bulawayo South constituency which he claimed was reserved for youths.
An MDC-T insider who spoke to The Chronicle yesterday said Kambarami disrupted the election, grabbing some of the ballot papers that had been cast. Said the insider:
He stormed Sizinda Recreational Centre, ordering the party to stop conducting the election claiming that the constituency was on a youth quota and should not be contested. He demanded that the elections officer hands over the ballot box to him before producing a gun threatening the election officer. The old man however did not budge. He (elections officer) tried to leave the premises with the ballot box before Kambarami pushed him, grabbing some of the ballot papers and fleeing with them.
When contacted for a comment by The Chronicle, Kambarami denied producing a gun, saying party supporters mistook his cell phone for a fire arm. He claimed he was actually a victim in the chaos for insisting that the party was not supposed to hold elections in the constituency.