The family of Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) leader Mqondisi Moyo said it is now living in fear of being abducted after suspected Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives were seen close to his home.
The MRP’s information department said the suspected CIOs had been questioning Moyo’s neighbours about his whereabouts. The party said in a statement:
On April 12 at 10:17 am, four men who introduced themselves as CIOs descended on the (MRP) president’s family home.
Upon being asked to identify themselves, they produced cards that identified them as Zimbabwe Republic Police members, instead.
They claimed they wanted to know where the MRP president was.
Moyo’s sister-in-law asked them to explain their interest in seeing Moyo but they did not want to respond to that question and later said they wanted to question him personally.
The MRP said Moyo is not running away from police but is only avoiding abduction by State security agents as abductions have become common since the 2017 military coup.
Last month MRP activists clashed with police at Tabas Induna Farm in Ntabazinduna over a land dispute.
Nine MRP members were arrested after they stormed the farm demanding the eviction of Floyd Ambrose who is believed to be former Vice-President Kembo Mohadi’s son-in-law.