The four ZANU PF activists who were arrested for their alleged involvement in intra-party violence that broke out on 8 May at Chinhoyi Public Service Training Centre were Thursday granted $10 000 bail each.
Chinhoyi magistrate Tapiwa Banda granted $10 000 bail each, coupled with reporting conditions to the quartet who were self-actors in their bail application.
The four activists are Simbarashe Guvheya (40), Zivanai Busai (37), Ruth Chikukwa (40) and Mirriam Mudoti (42) popularly known as “Boko Haram”.
Police had to fire tear smoke to quell the riotous situation that unfolded at the ill-fated meeting of 45 Zanu PF DCC chairpersons from the Chinhoyi constituency.
The meeting was convened by Kindness Paradza, the Makonde District Coordinating Committee (DCC) Chairperson and Makonde MP.
Paradza is accused of bringing his “militia” armed with machetes, stones, beer bottles and a spear.
The group arrived aboard his black party-issued double-cab truck before unleashing violence.
Paradza’s youths were reportedly subdued by the predominantly Chinhoyi-based activists who were demanding youth secretary Ketty Chanetsa’s removal.
Chanetsa, whom Paradza seeks to protect, was recently barred from attending the organ’s inaugural meeting held at the same venue for being a “G40 sell-out.”
She also faces charges of fomenting divisions, holding unsanctioned meetings, gossiping, maligning and blackmailing senior party leaders.
Chanetsa is also accused of faking her abduction by party colleagues during the emotive DCC elections last December, thereby putting the party’s name into disrepute.