Zec Commissioner Dismisses Report Of “Assassination Attempt” On Zec Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba


Netsai Mushonga a commissioner with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has dismissed as false a report which claimed that Zec chairperson Priscilla Chigumba had survived an “assassination attempt” by members of the opposition. The report was published by an online publication under the title “Zimbabwe electoral Chairperson Chigumba survives assassination attempt” and claimed that Chigumba’s bodyguards had been overpowered by a mob of suspected opposition supporters when the electoral chairperson had visited Sam Levy’s Village. Writing on Twitter, Mushonga said

Assassination attempt is fake news. I challenge the originators of the story to produce a video to their story. A ten-minute attack will have minimum 10 videos captured by the public…

An excerpt from the story which has been dismissed is as follows:

The embattled Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Priscilla Chigumba yesterday survived an assassination attempt when an unruly mobs (sic) believed to be opposition supporters heckled her at an affluent Western suburb’s Sam Levy’s Village shopping centre where she had gone for a message.

Her bodyguards were overpowered by a hostile crowd of thugs wielding weapons and shouting threats of assassination and obscenities at the helpless judge. Her bodyguards had to seek help from ZRP Borrowdale whose Reaction team swiftly arrived and dispersed the mob.

A visibly shaken Chigumba was quickly whisked away in her brand new SUV.

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2 comments on “Zec Commissioner Dismisses Report Of “Assassination Attempt” On Zec Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba

  1. Pple who write falsehood must be arrested and tried. These are the pple who incite violence. ln Zimbabwe we oppose each other coz our minds are not homogenous; but never do we desire to kill each other. Those among us who vey for blood are not indegenous Zimbabweans. BRAVO ZIMBOZ

  2. Zimbabwe should be worry of these who sidetrack others by peddling falsehoods people must unite against these evil people who wish Zimbabwe a satanic country. they are people who never achieved anything in their lives and wish others to be like them.

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