SOME 100 Zanu PF youths yesterday raided and burned the shrine of Johane Masowe weChishanu leader Madzibaba Ishamel Mufani on the outskirts of Harare’s Budiriro high-density suburb and destroyed all fabrics and clay pots they found on the site, in apparent retaliation for the violent attack on nine police officers and journalists by the sect members last Friday.
Before their raid, the Zanu PF apparatchiks, led by provincial youth chairperson Godwin Gomwe, marched in the streets of Budiriro high-density suburb singing and chanting slogans, denouncing Madzibaba Ishmael and his followers.
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Three of the 20 followers of Madzibaba Ishamel arrested following the weekend clashes appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with public violence and undermining the police.
The trio of Milton Murinda (38), minor (name withheld) and John Mutasa (40) was remanded in custody to June 16 by provincial magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe. Their co-accused are set to appear in court today over the same charges while Madzibaba Ishmael and several other sect members are still reportedly on the run.