ZANU PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has avoided to unequivocally disassociate his party from the violent machete gangs wreaking havoc across the country.
Asked by NewZimbabwe.com if the ruling party has anything to do with MaShurugwi [he gangs have nothing to do with Shurugwi, a town located 20km northwest of Gweru], Moyo directed the publication to the Zimbabwe Republic Police. He said:
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A number of machete-wielding gangs have been arrested so far. So, I think it is easy to find out from the police whether they are Zanu PF or not.
Machete gangs are derisively referred to by Zimbabweans as MaShurugwi, taking from Shurugwi, a chrome-mining district in central Zimbabwe.
The gangs have been accused of killing, robbing, maiming and r_ping people and spreading terror and anxiety across Zimbabwe.