Shots Fired At A ZANU PF Meeting In Kwekwe

Gunshots were fired on Saturday at a ZANU PF district meeting in Kwekwe, with supporters of rival factions exchanging blows.

Witnesses said several gunshots were fired in the air at the meeting when supporters of aspiring Kwekwe Central MP Kandros Mugabe and those aligned to his biggest rival, Energy Ncube, clashed.

The clashes reportedly started just before the meeting, which officials said was meant to make inquiries into the recently completed party district elections.

ZANU PF Midlands provincial spokesperson Cornelius Mupereri would neither confirm nor deny the clashes yesterday telling NewsDay that he was in a meeting.

Witnesses said the clashes began when one of the youths aligned to Mugabe allegedly harassed a rival activist who was holding a placard denouncing the aspiring Kwekwe MP, who was described as a G40 member. Read the placard:

Mari yeG40 irikushanda muKwekwe naKandros muG40.

Reports from the Midlands city said police had to be called in to stop the clashes.

In another incident, ZANU PF officials in Mashonaland West province reportedly traded blows with acting chairperson Abhiya Mujeri reportedly beaten up as factionalism continues to divide the party.

Provincial secretary for security Tommy Mwanza and another official were reportedly questioned by the police on the matter before they were released.

ZANU PF has been rocked by infighting during its ongoing restructuring exercise.

More: NewsDay

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