‘Chipangano’ leader bashed

The ongoing Zanu PF faction fights took another bloody turn yesterday when the party’s former Harare provincial youth chairman, Jim Kunaka, was allegedly abducted and severely assaulted by six men believed to be from a rival faction fighting for control of the party.

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Kunaka is believed to be a leader of Zanu PF vigilante group, Chipangano, notorious for unleashing terror on known and suspected opposition supporters in Mbare.

The incident came as two rival Zanu PF factions — led by Vice-President Joice Mujuru and Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa — angle for positions ahead of next month’s elective congress.

Narrating his ordeal from his hospital bed, the heavily-bruised Kunaka said his abductors swooped on him in the morning while he was in Mbare and fired warning shots into the air to force him into submission before they blindfolded and drove him away in their getaway Isuzu pick-up truck.

He said the men indiscriminately assaulted him and later dumped him along Seke Road.

“I was at Helping Hand near Carter House in Mbare when four men arrived and demanded to see me. I asked them what they wanted, but they refused to tell me. I went aside with them, and one of them then ordered others to arrest me,” Kunaka said.

“I screamed for help when they indicated that they wanted to abduct me. One of them ordered his colleagues to collect an AK47 (assault rifle) from the truck, pointed it at me and dispersed the crowd.”

Kunaka said he was bundled into the truck, blindfolded and had his mouth muzzled before he was driven off the scene.

“They assaulted me with sticks, fists and boots. When the
blindfold eventually got removed, I took aim at one of the men’s private parts, forcing him to scream. I then heard them telling each other to leave me. I ran and that is when I realised that I was along Seke Road near Chitungwiza. A certain security guard helped me get transport to Harare Central Police Station to report the matter,” Kunaka said.

A Zanu PF activist who identified herself as Constance Dhembeko said she witnessed Kunaka’s abduction.

When NewsDay visited the private hospital in the afternoon, several party youths were milling outside with Kunaka under police escort.

Kunaka said he suspected that the group had been sent by the current provincial youth chairperson Godwin Gomwe. The two Zanu PF activists have clashed on several occasions with Gomwe accusing Kunaka of seeking to block First Lady Grace Mugabe’s political rise.

Gomwe is believed to be aligned to the faction led by Mnangagwa while Kunaka is linked to Mujuru’s faction. The two factions are jostling to succeed President Robert Mugabe.

Both Gomwe and national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Violence and rent-a-mob demonstrations have been used in the faction fights ahead of congress with provincial chairpersons linked to the Mujuru camp being purged.

In a related development, riot police have been deployed to guard Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s offices at Benjamin Burombo Building after a group of war veterans threatened to beat him up for cancelling their land offer letters in the Lowveld sugarcane-producing area.

Since last week, police have been manning the entrance to the building downstairs — which houses several government departments — as well as at the entrance to his offices upstairs.
Sources privy to the development said the militant former fighters of the liberation struggle, who have always had beef with Bhasikiti, had taken advantage of the chaos in Zanu PF to settle their scores with the Mwenezi legislator, who is linked to Mujuru.

Bhasikiti could not be reached for comment as he was said to be out of the office. His mobile phone was switched off.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the heavy deployment of police at the government complex, but chose to be diplomatic over the issue.
“The cops will be doing a routine patrol as you know that the offices are near a commuter omnibus rank,” he said.

NewsDay is also reliably informed that the faction linked to Mnangagwa was planning to demonstrate against party spokesperson Rugare Gumbo today. The faction claims Gumbo is biased towards Mujuru.

Meanwhile, Mugabe is today scheduled to chair a potentially explosive politburo meeting where the issue of intra-party violence and the forced removal of provincial chairpersons will likely take centre stage.

Political analyst Charles Mangongera yesterday said the Mujuru faction, which has been on the receiving end in the ongoing faction fights, would likely use the politburo platform to fight back.

93 Comments

  1. Hendei vakomana nevasikana murikunonoka damburanai chiparare chibato chaunzira vanhu nhamo for decades. Vakuru vakati pfuma yekuba haigari makabira vanhu vote yavo 2013 nechiNikuv chenyu zvino nhasi ndezvipi HEZVOOKO BWAAAAAA!

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this Zimbabwean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap old and broken houses in whatever city/town/location. Very interesting. Go to HOUSESBYCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. HOUSESBYCITY.COM , Wake up African people

    2. Kunaka natsodyiwa zvako uri nyama yemhuka yakadya dzimwe.Dai vakupedzisa ufunge.

    3. I am very happy that this thug got a taste of his own medicine. On Saturday I will have big braai outside Stodart Hall. All are welcome.

      1. I am also planning for the biggest braai ever seen. One day my dream will come true when we are free from this evil.

    4. Anyamufanha uyu. Duzvirechipangano. Good!

    5. duzviii iweeee,,zanu frever

    6. Xaa,ko vakadii kungotibvisirawo panyika tsvina dzakaita sana Jimmy.Well done abductors,but makaita musiya paduku.You should have erased him for good.Next time use iron bars not shamhu dzemutsvairo.

  2. Good for you mufana. They must bash you even more. When you were abducting, bashing, murdering MDC supporters maifunga kuti zvichaperera ipapo. Feel it, boy! Gomwe must bash you more and your Chipangano gang must relatiate, and it will all be chaos…#watchingfromthestands.

  3. WILLARD MUBVUMBI

    Yakora muto nyaya iyi. Gore rino kuchatsva demo kuchisara mupini.

  4. testing your own medicine …hee I will never leave ZANU pf wakamama waifunga kuti uri Mafia yet u r an idiot uchingoshandiswa

  5. wakamama mufana pamairova vanhu veMDC maiti zvinoendanekupi nhasi zvakumukira hoyooooooooooooo mave kuchema imi muchamama chete

  6. Comrade what goes around comes around…you did the same to Tonderai Ndira and others. Anyway get better soon cde…see you at congress if you manage to recover on time

    1. Yes those who live by the sword will die by the sword. Beware for your judgement day.

  7. zvakunakidza manjeeeee ….ngaatsve ngaatsveee weeee mangoma ngaatsveeeee….mbora mbei

  8. Ukatamba nebanga unofa nebanga. Heya zvorwadza nhasi nhai, ko vawakashungurudza vaya waiti zvinoenda nepi? Inguva chete. Wakamama

  9. VanaJimmy maifunga kuti uri mininja. Uri chikorobo iwe inonzi ZANU PF mufana ndokurwadza kwazvaiita pamaponda maMDC.

  10. Dai vakakubisa maziso, Vakakundikana. Wairova vanhu veMDC waiti iwe unoendepi,

    1. Yaakaitwa i first round,paachabudira muchipatara anofanira kuparadzwa
      Kana aine dzinoshanda haafaniri kurwadziwa nezwaakaitwa bcz thats what he did to thousands of MDC fans.kaura katsi.

  11. ON ANOTHER NOTE CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHATS GOING ON WITH KINGDOM BANK

    1. KiKiKiKi…….. BwaHaHaHa…

    2. Kingdom Bank is broke. Very broke. No money there. Nothing.

  12. Hanzi na Peter Tosh, ‘if you cant take blows……..then don’t throw blows’ Jimmy kwaane Tingo Ringo…..sinjonjo yakapera.

  13. Should have killed you,katsi.

  14. This notorious guy, its good for you. You got what u deserve. Guds to the mafias. Ndiwe wakazviparira wega……….kkkkkiiiii

  15. Zvava kwenyu zvorwadza nhasi,bayiwai nebanga renyu.You chose to be part of it so feel it,I am not sorry at all and I will not drop a tear for you.Pamaiimba muchiti Zanu ndeyeropa ndiyo nyaya yacho iyoyo rohwai nevamwe venyu munzzwe Kunaka kwazvo.Wakashandiswa uchitadzisa development kuMbare uku uchitungamira zvimagroup zvisina dhiri nhasi zvakuwana.Dai vakasakuuraya vakupewo nguva yekuona kupenga kwawaiita uchishandiswa kikikiki

  16. Ndokuendesa mfana…..kkkkkkkkkkk….bwaaaaaa!!!

  17. Wow wow wow, does this spell the demise of a revolutionary party, unbelievable!!!! For more interesting discussions on the matter visit a facebook page “Real Talk TV Zimbabwe” issues of this nature are discussed there at length…

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this Zimbabwean poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap old and broken houses in whatever city/town/location. Very interesting. Go to HOUSESBYCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. HOUSESBYCITY.COM , Wake up African people

  18. Justin Timberlake

    *Singing*
    What goes around, comes around
    Yeahhh
    What goes around, comes around
    You should know that
    What goes around, comes around
    Yeahhh
    What goes around, comes around
    You should know that

  19. Ndozvazvinoita mafana. Kugwadziwa kwawakaita ndiko kugwadziwa kunoita vaunoitira utsinye. I understand pamuri kuMbare wakatopapamba mari haisi kuenda kuCouncil uri kutora yose.

  20. zvandifungisa Tonde achiimba rwiyo runoti teerera murairo wechinja. rest in peace gamba reshanduko yo enemies are at each other now they will fight among themselves until they are weary, tozopedzisa.ropa rako tichatsiva.

  21. That idiot Kunaka got his pay for all his sins. Now he has to repent and know that human blood is not for persecution. It was much better if he was dead that burstad.

    1. ‘Burstad’? Chirungu charambakubuda apa…

  22. Takamuudza mufanha uyu kuti wakufarisa because tichakukiya iye akaita nharo manje nhasi zvaiwana ngwarati

  23. kekeke unofira mahara iwe

  24. JUDGES
    J’g:7:18: When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
    J’g:7:19: So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.
    J’g:7:20: And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
    J’g:7:21: And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
    J’g:7:22: And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow,

  25. Shame, not even a single sympathiser

  26. you reaped what u sowed. zvakuvana ngwarati, they should have killed u instead of living alive. tested own medicine.

  27. Shame, not even a single sympathiser. Shows how bad the boy is

  28. bhutsu Yamudhara

    Kurwadziwa nyama haiisi nyaya mufana. Handiti kuponda ndiko kudya kwako. Dai masoja angokupfuura nenyere mumusoro. Vutseki, l wish you a long road to recovery.

  29. Dr. Grace once referred to these fellows from Mbare as cats and dogs . So its natural that they tearing each other.

    1. GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. . See how this poor Zimbabwean woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap/old/broken houses in any city/town/location. Very interesting. Go to HOUSESBYCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. HOUSESBYCITY.COM, Wake up African people

  30. Zvaiwana ngwarati

  31. zvaiwana ngwarati kudya ivete kkkkk dai makamuuraya munhu iyeye

  32. Nginga Wekutanga

    What a dream! Ndarota Mai Mujuru vabuda muZanu ndokuunganidzana nevamwe vavo vakadzingwa ndokubvumirana kuti aiwa vanhu vatambura kwenguva yakareba. Ngatibatanei naSimba Makoni ne MDC T tichinje direction yenyika kuti Zimbabwe itore menduru yayo yenyika yeuchi nemukaka. Haa
    Dreams Hapeno

  33. Mavara edindingwe azozara ivhu zvino rakunyunyuta asi paraikweva raisekera pamusoro.

    1. Nyamutamba ne mombe abaiwa

  34. Batai munhu! Kure kwegava hakusvike ma emergency, Mbudzi kudyamufenje kungeinenzara. Raitemura ravakuseva. Kurambakusasikwa hura hwenungu. Gondo kupotsa hukwana hudyorera marara. ICHO!!

  35. Dzinonzwa Hadzirimi

    Izvi zvoofadzavo izvi. Toko waro.

  36. Bhuru rinodhota ndove yakawanda harigwi. This guy was a big bully achitemba naana Midzi naSavanhu. Manje amamiswa nema weevil. Kikikikikikikikikikikik… Ndaspakwa moto nhasi!

  37. This is the man who used to fish MDC supporters from the Police station and beating the hell out of them and was untouchable. What has gone wrong friend. Maybe we ask that man who wanted to build a service station thanks to this bullish behaviour, he failed.

  38. live by the gun, die by the gun….

  39. Please editor give this clown a cheap phone which is internet enabled. Put this page on his favorites. We don’t want him to miss the sympathies expressed herein. Pleeeease. Or print and send these to him on our behalf.

  40. Bhaibheri harinyepi Galatians 6 v 7 ,do not be deceived God cannot be mocked whatever a man sow that shall he also reap.

    1. Hmmm… Galatians yekuitasei? Munhu ngaamamiswechete.

  41. Yaaa mupfanha iwe ndakanzwa mahobho achiti waito nhuwa pure duzwi waigo mhanyirei iwe watosiiwa because wange wakumamira ma bouncer too bad

  42. zvanzi,”l screamed for help..” heya unototyawo kufa,ndaifunga kuti vakajaira.kikkkkkkkkk.

    1. Ehe wena mhondi haudi rufu zvachose

  43. Kana wavenenga ma comments evanhu just know kuti you are not loved nokuda kwemabasa all. Just be human, there is no honour in sinning or being a thug, criminal.

    Chinja shamwari shandura maitiro. Ko kuzomhanyira kuchipatara zvarwadza ka. Politics dzekupondana nekutyisa vanhu dzave kupera munyika Ita munhu kwaye. We are all dying and Zimbabwe will remain there

  44. i dont think zimbabweans are worried much about jim kunaka s fate because this guy never respected opposition supporters

  45. Why don’t the Gamatoxes, the Renewals and the Open Zips gang up for a vote of no confidence in Matibili? Surely they have more MP’s than the weevils? Get sekuru out mhani!

  46. GET THE MOSCAN OUT!!!

  47. Open Zip, get the Moscan geriatric OUT!!

  48. musatye zvenyu. itwa kafira mberi mfanha uyu. ari mubhazi ka munhu uyu nechekare. 2018 haaione

  49. I wish you fast recovery mr Jim kunaka then after that you go straight kwa prophet Magaya ononamatirwa you receive yo own deliverance then you go ahead with new life. Its only Jesus who can forgive your sins.Beside doing that when they will come back to you hey kumbudzi straight.

    1. Kikikikikikikikikikikik. Kwahi kumbudzi straight!

  50. jim k zvinhu zvinopinduka.you need deliverance like the chief said.hunhu ubuntu pafunge.

  51. Before I looked at the draft saying $8464 , I have faith …that…my friends brother was realey earning money parttime on their apple labtop. . there uncle started doing this 4 only about and recently took care of the dept on there appartment and got a gorgeous Lexus LS400 .

    more tips here,.,,,,, WORK4HOUR.cᵒm

  52. politics is a dirty game

  53. MMMM AK47???? Isuzu truck??? That sound like CIO to me…

  54. He will be arrested for political violence as soon as he lives the hospital.
    Isn’t that supposed to be the way it works? Mdc yaidashurwa then yosungwa futi

  55. Well, Gentleman. Lets not celebrate the crisis in ZANU PF. Lets urge these guys to solve their problems amicably. We want piece in this country. this may spill country wide resulting in unnecessary lose of lives. ZANU PF guys you are such an old party. Get your acts together. We dont want war. His Excellency step your authority asi musaita mafavour. Treat your children the same.

    1. Iwe Felix asiwamwa zed? Uyu mufanha Jim Kunaka akanyatsonhadzirwa zvezera rake. Manje iwewe urikutraya kuti chii blaz? Hmmm?

  56. haa iwe nobody feels for u wakamama dai vakatopwanya kasoro ikako,u are enemy of the people u moscan we see by comments,i laughed my lungs out when u said u screamed for help unototyawo kufa mbwa iwe??

  57. nxaa kutoindawo kumaPrivate hospital adini kuenda kuHre hospital? nxaaaa vanorova ava havagoni kuita kafira mberi

  58. 1GOOD ADVICE: do something for yourself, for your family. Don’t waste your time talking about these already rich politicians while you are poor. Other people are enjoying their lives with money without even paying attention to these dirty politicians. See how this poor Zimbabwean became a millionaire just by buying and selling cheap/old/broken houses in any town/location. Very interesting. Go to HOUSESBYCITY.COM to see all 5 companies that she was dealing with to do this business. HOUSESBYCITY.COM, Wake up African people

  59. One Legged Rooster

    Not a single sympathetic comment Jim, this just goes to show that your deeds were cruel, thuggish & and not acceptable in society.
    For you, this is just the beginning of bigger and more serious things to come.
    Remember the food court project you stopped, the monies you were forcibly taking from poor people trying to eke out a living at Mpedzanhammo, the perceived opposition supporters you & your Chipangano terrorised in Mbare as well as the confusion you caused your colleagues at City of Harare, all this under this mistaken belief that you were untouchable. Take a leaf from the movie of All Capone

  60. WAKAMAMA SAHWIRA

  61. guyz im happy by your comments but hapana arikufara seni,this drama is interesting too much dai raramba richiitika this jim kunaka guy anoda kuteerwa ku hospital momurova sterek aripa bed ipapo it shows zanu pf haina wayo its very amazing coz they are turning against themselves mdc haipo vana charity charamba vacha blamer ani?

  62. Kwahi ” i took aim of one of the men’s private parts , forcing him to scream….ha wangawanzwa kurwadziwa ukati rega ndibate masinhi….i dont know yu but i only rememba yo party’s dirty ,evil work..sory cde ndinorwadziwa semwna wemusangano wakatisunungura kuvarungu ukatisungirira kwauri iwo..
    Chimbonzwawo.kurwadza kwazvo ..rega nditiwo wakanya..

  63. @popo.kungori kutaurawo chi main actor.sure munhu amboridza mhere aona AK47 ndiye ozoita aim at one of the men’s private parts.anonyepa,kikkkkkkk. ngaatotaura dzekuti ndakanzwa tsvina mubhurugwa ndikaziva kuti pakaipa.

  64. @jim not even 1 sympathizer wish you cld learn from your mistake.

  65. iiiiii murume akavengwa uyu…AK47 chombo chinochemedza varume vakuru kkkklkl tuweti chururu ngekuseka

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