Former ZANU PF spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo said that former President Robert Mugabe treated him and other leading freedom fighters like dogs.
Gumbo was fired from ZANU PF in 2014 together with the then Vice President Joyce Mujuru and secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa among others.
In an interview with the Daily News, Gumbo revealed that at one point, he and his colleagues were thrown into dungeons in Mozambique after they quarrelled with Mugabe over the direction the war of independence was heading. Said Gumbo:
We were treated like dogs. We spent at least three months detained in holes dug in an open place which were closed from the top at about 5 pm, only to be reopened the following morning.
The holes were six metres deep and four metres wide. It was hell on earth and we all thought we were going to die.
At one point the holes were filled with soil and only our heads were left protruding out. But we all survived the ordeal.
Gumbo was incarcerated alongside the likes of the late Henry Hamadziripi, former police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri, former ZBC chief executive Happison Muchechetere and Mukudzei Mudzi.
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