Chamisa supporter in court for assaulting Khupe ally

A 42-YEAR-OLD MDC-T activist based in Epworth appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on Friday for allegedly assaulting a colleague over his decision to defect to the rival faction led by former Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe.

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE

Asifa Mutsinga of Domboramwari was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Josephine Sande, who remanded him to August 9 on $50 bail.

It is the State case that on June 30 this year, Mutsinga confronted the complainant who is not identified in court papers at Domboramwari shops in Epworth and asked him why he had stopped attending Nelson Chamisa’s MDC Alliance meetings.

The State alleges that the accused started accusing the complainant of defecting to Khupe’s faction. Mutsinga allegedly tried to assault the complainant, but was restrained by onlookers.

On the same day at around 10pm, Mutsinga, acting in common purpose with eight accomplices who are still at large, approached the complainant at his house, singing songs denouncing his defection.

It is alleged on July 4, the accused person in the company of his accomplices returned to the complainant’s residence and started chanting slogans before they pelted the complainant’s house with stones, causing property damage worth $120.

The complainant made a police report, leading to Mutsinga’s arrest.

Delight Mauto appeared for the State.

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6 Comments

  1. No to politically motivated violence or any violence for that matter bravo to that. Now lets see if justice will follow Nduna’s charge of discharging his firearm at a public place.

  2. What I am reading from this is that Chamisa has cost himself a couple of votes by causing the split of the MDC. Most people thought Khuphe only had a handful of supporters in Matland regions, but this is proving otherwise. No matter how few these votes are, they could prove crucial in the final analysis. Clearly he didn’t learn anything from his predecessor’s mistakes of splitting the party.

  3. Magistrates should lock up all people perpetrating political violence . Give them sentences that cover the 30th of July 2018 so that they do not vote .

  4. @mpola7 it was khupenga kwaroo doings asi zvakadaro machinja ese ane rudo arikuziva pekuvhota khupengaaa haaana dhiri nemavotes ake

  5. mpola point of correction it is khupenga kwarooo who choose to be alone machinja ane rudo akuziva pekuvhota #handei tione

  6. Why only one of Chamisa supporters, lock them up all, those things are violent. Release them after 30 july

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