ZANU PF supporters reportedly disrupted a Pungwe Breweries meeting in Mutare last week which was meant to choose replacements for councillors recalled by MDC-T.
NewsDay reports that the Zanu PF activists who were allegedly involved in the disruptions included Occasion Chimwendo, Wellington Moyo and Kenneth Chimbuya.
The publication was told that the activists stormed the Civic Centre in Mutare and demanded that a meeting which was being held by Pungwe Breweries, a subsidiary of the Mutare City Council should be stopped.
Mutare City Council spokesperson Spren Mutiwi confirmed the incident adding that the local authority was investigating the matter. He said:
We are still investigating the issue to have an appreciation of the motive behind the disruption.
Another council official, who commented on the condition of anonymity, said he witnessed the drama. Said the official:
We wanted to install a transitional board to run council affairs for the next three months, as we are awaiting the Pungwe financial report. The disruption was done by Zanu PF supporters.
The source added that security details including military intelligence officers witnessed the disruptions and only said the meeting was supposed to end in compliance with the 3 pm COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi refused to comment on the matter.
The meeting was premised at replacing two former MDC Alliance councillors, Edson Kalulu and Kudakwashe Chisango on the company board.
The two were recalled recently by the MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora.