The Zimbabwe Daily has reported that Ntabazinduna traditional leader Chief Nhlanhla Ndiweni has filed a report with the police over an attack on himself by suspected ZANU PF and central intelligence officers.
Ndiweni said that he was attacked when he was coming out of the Bulawayo Magistrates’ Courts around 11.30AM. He also said that his attackers demanded his car keys and they did not produce any identification documents. He narrated:
They pushed me to the ground, lifted me, and back down again trying to find the keys, keys which I refused to give to them.
I seized the moment to grab a jerrycan with fuel, jumped onto the back of the vehicle and started pouring the fuel on the car. All the while, I was asking who had a matches so that I burn the car, which to me is not important. That’s when they retreated.
Chief Ndiweni said that he positively identified some of his attackers. He said:
They were very clear that they are from the government. Among the mob accompanying them I saw several people I know, some of them ex-Zanu PF councillors, and one prominent member of the Zanu PF Women’s League from Umguza. I know the woman because she came to my home and stripped. Some of them I know them because they tried to steal drilling rig owned by Umguza Trust.
This attack follows threats he got from Deputy Defence Minister Victor Matemadanda over his invitation of sanctions and criticism of president Mnangagwa.
More: The Zimbabwe Daily