Zanu PF urged to rein in on members behind opposition attacks

THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has urged Zanu PF to rein in on its supporters who are suspected to be behind recent attacks on opposition members.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

Zanu Pf youth hired by council authority to protect them seen inside council offices which was under attack from commuter operators in Chitungwiza yesterday Pic Shepherd Tozvireva4

Suspected Zanu PF youths last Saturday stormed a Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) rally in Glen View and pelted supporters of former Vice-President Joice Mujuru with stones, injuring many in the process. The incident came hardly a week after other suspected Zanu PF youths attacked an MDC-T youth rally in Mbare.

ZPP said such behaviour was regrettable and should be condemned.

“Zimbabwe Peace Project is appalled by the latest spate of violence which saw supporters of Zimbabwe People First beaten up at their rally in Glen View this past Saturday; as well as supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change beaten up last week in Mbare,” ZPP said.

“Zanu-PF youths have been implicated in both cases. The injuries sustained by victims, the damage to vehicles and other items; as well as the general panic and disturbances as a result of the violence could have been avoided; and has no place in modern politics which is supposed to be tolerant, multiplistic and diverse.”

The human rights watchdog added: “ZPP condemns the acrimony which betrays an ingrained and unrelenting intolerance in the rank and file of the ruling party which continuously prevents it from brooking alternative voices.”

ZPP said in the absence of curtailing action by the ruling party’s leadership, it would suggest then that violence was in fact ignored if not outrightly condoned.

The organisation urged members and the leadership of the ruling party to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt their intolerance for violence.

Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) this week accused Zanu PF militia in Chitungwiza of abducting six of their youths from their homes.

However, Zanu PF provincial youth chairman Edson Takataka dismissed reports that his party was behind the attacks. Takataka accused ZimPF officials of instigating the Saturday violence. He singled out Jim Kunaka who had accused him of causing the skirmishes.

“Why is it that whenever there is violence, people will rush to say it’s Zanu PF? We are not a violent, party. If Jim Kunaka was violent, it will be shameful for him to think we are doing the same,” he said.

“All the people in ZimPF are the ones who thrive on violence, which is why they were fired from Zanu PF. We are a clean party and they should stop taking people for granted.”

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  2. fidel castro March 16, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    So the denials go on and on. Cde Edson Takataka be reminded that Cde Jim Kunaka used to say the same words you are blurting. He is no longer one of you and so that makes him a violent person. Zimbabweans know the truth and no amount of denials will obliterate the truth that ZANU PF is a violent party led by self confessed people with degrees in violence. We want a peaceful Zimbabwe free from politics of coercion and violence. Let us open a new page for our Zimbabwe

  3. Mukanya March 16, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    Violence is a culture/tradition of ZANU PF, hence cannot be reined in.

  4. Very Silly March 16, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    Stupid Takataka. Not even worthy of being addressed as CDE. The end is nigh repent like Jim Kunaka.

  5. Hungry Front March 16, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    The only way to deal with Violence from these thugs ndewekunotora mushonga weGokwe wakazoitisa vamwe mapenzi.
    we can not rely on our local biased security forces

  6. CDE HASHA March 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    Violent political parties are still living in the past. Those who disrupted people first rally in Glenview are barbarians, not fit for this planet. What do you gain by attacking those holding their own meeting. If you are incensed then go and hold your own meeting at your own venue. This is modern day and we do not expect anyone to behave in a stone age manner. Wake up ZANU.

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