Former Zanu PF youth league Leader and FEEZ leader Geodfrey Tsenengamu has revealed that his life is in danger because state agents are hunting for him like a wild animal and threatening his family, New Zimbabwe reports.
Speaking in an interview with the publication, Tsenengamu said:
I will not come out of hiding anytime soon. My life is under threat. I am being hunted down like a wild animal for daring to speak out and challenge the corrupt and looters. For more than a month now, I have not been able to be with my family as I am always moving from one point to the other hiding away from my former comrades who have unleashed the state apparatus on me as well as on others whom I have no idea about their whereabouts and safety.”
My family has been harassed and tormented and I have no peace. The state agents have been to my farm and Harare home over and over again. I am told the police have been instructed to fabricate additional non-political charges against me in case they arrest me.
To achieve this, they have been making frantic efforts to dig into my past as far back as when I was (Zanu PF) provincial youth chairman in Mashonaland Central in a bid to see if they could find crimes of abuse of office. All this is in a bid to silence me for raising a voice against corruption and looting.
They want it to appear like I am a criminal and not a victim of ongoing persecutions against dissenting voices. I am not safe and so is my family. I am ready to pay the price for my principles, but they must leave my family out of this. I am not going to run away from this country. I am not a criminal.
Tsenengamu has become a fierce Zanu PF critic ever since he was expelled from the party earlier this year after he named corrupt people in the party he and Lewis Matutu accused of wreaking havoc in the economy.
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