Many people were injured when ruling ZANU PF and opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters clashed in Chitungwiza this Monday.
The CCC says its members were conducting a voter mobilisation campaign when they were violently attacked by supporters of the ruling party. Pindula News presents the party’s statement:
The ZANUPF thugs have injured one of our members who’s part of the door to door election campaign team in Ward 7, Zengeza West Constituency this afternoon. This violent behaviour by the regime in Harare is archaic & has no space in the morden politics.
We’re currently at Chitungwiza Hospital where by-election candidate for Ward 7, Zengeza West Constituency Lovemore Maiko, Lazarus Sigauke & others are being treated after sustaining injuries from a violent attack by Zanupf hooligans.
The party’s spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere also condemned the attack. She said:
We condemn the violent attacks by Zanu PF on CCC members following our peaceful Ward 7 Chitungwiza voter mobilization campaign. Zanu PF is doing everything it can to impede the holding of a free & fair election. Cllr Maiko our candidate was also badly injured.