An employee at the Zimbabwe Electrical Supply Authority (ZESA), Clement Mateta, is reportedly traumatised after Tarirai Mnangagwa, the son of President Emmerson Mnangagwa threatened to shoot him over the weekend.
Mateta who was in the company of former Sunday Mail photographer Edmore Muzerengi had gone to Mnangagwa’s farm in Norton to record meter readings the incident took place.
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Muzerengi told NewsDay that upon arrival at the farm, Mnangagwa who was entering the premises stopped Mateta from accessing the meter box saying they were not supposed to enter the premises since it was a State House and protected place.
He ordered them to sit crosslegged, entered the house and came out wielding a pistol, fired shots in the air and used the pistol to remove Mateta’s face mask. Narrated Muzerengi:
We identified ourselves and produced letters from Zesa, but he still threatened to kill us. He said he could kill and bury us behind his house and nobody would know what happened to us.
Muzerengi added that Mnangagwa then asked a woman who was behind him to collect the meter box keys and opened it, took pictures of their identification particulars and the letter from Zesa and released them.
Both Mashonaland West police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ian Kohwera and national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said they were yet to receive the report.