MDC Alliance ward 4 councilor Godfrey Kurauone escaped to South Africa seeking refuge after he received a tip off that Zanu-PF members wanted to beat him for mobilising people to stay away from work and engage in acts of violence.
Kurauone denied mobilising people saying the people of Zimbabwe are not children who needs mobilisation. He said he will return to Zimbabwe when the dust settles. Said Kurauone:
I have decided to run away for my safety because I would rather be safe than sorry. I do not know why they are targeting me because I never mobilised anyone. The people of Zimbabwe are not children who needs mobilisation. They can think for themselves and act upon their own will so to say Kurauone mobilised people boggles the mind. But the situation in the country is scary and you may be lucky to be given time to explain. If it was the police looking for me I would not have run because they enforce the law. I have my friends who warned me that even some Zanu PF members wanted to beat me up. I am safely in South Africa now and will return home soon once the dust settles.
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