Patrick Zhuwawo: Persecution Of Chief Ndiweni By ED Culminates Shutdown Of Bulawayo

Former Cabinet Minister and nephew to former President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s persecution of traditional leader, Chief Ndiweni, will only result in a total shutdown of Bulawayo city.

Zhuwawo’s remarks come when the outspoken traditional leader has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for allegedly vandalising property belonging to one of his subjects he had banished.

Ndiweni argues that his incarceration is politically motivated and he believes it was former cabinet minister Obert Mpofu’s way of punishing him for instituting a lawsuit against him earlier.

Zhuwawo claims that Mnangagwa personally authorised the arrest of Ndiweni because the traditional leader is a staunch critic of the ZANU PF boss.

He also claims that Ndiweni commands a huge following from across varying social groupings. He noted that this will result in the banned MDC demonstrations becoming total shutdown.

Zhuwawo also noted that the Chief’s arrest coincided with the arrest of several other political elites from Matebeleland including MDC chairperson, Thabitha Khumalo.

It also comes at a time when the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is hunting former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko over alleged criminal abuse of office.

For him, the events are aligning together towards precipitation of total closure of the region which he said was still haunted by Matebeleland massacres that took place in the 1980s which were dubbed Gukurahundi.

More: Nehanda Radio


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3 comments on “Patrick Zhuwawo: Persecution Of Chief Ndiweni By ED Culminates Shutdown Of Bulawayo

  1. Panyaya yeGukurahundi Patrick sekuru vako varimo munyaya iyoyo. Signature yavo iripo. I don’t support the arrest of our Chief such a respectable person in the community. That is open political persecution.ED must be careful Bulawayo shall soon be a no go area by ZANU PF members . 2023 forget Bulawayo will go back to opposition.

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