MDC officials attacked

HARARE - The MDC yesterday said its treasurer for Midlands North, John Kinnaird and wife, Jackie, had been hospitalised with severe injuries after being attacked by suspected Zanu PF youths at their Kadoma home.

In a statement, the party said the Kinnairds were attacked with wheel spanners and metal rods on Wednesday evening by four youths wearing Zanu PF bandanas after they gained entry into their home through the kitchen door.

The youths then made off with $2 000 cash and two mobile phones.

“According to medical reports on the two, John, 56, sustained multiple head wounds, which required 14 stitches.

His right arm was also fractured and has deep puncture wounds on his legs and one just below his throat, as well as injuries across his back,” the party said.

“Jackie, 47, has a bruised neck where she was grabbed by the youths and a compound fracture of her left arm and it requires immediate surgery.”

The attack was reported to the police but no arrests have been made.

“The MDC strongly condemns the barbaric attacks on its official and his wife as they are politically-motivated,” a party spokesperson said.

“It is of great worry that the attacks come at a time when there is the heavy presence of an illegal Zanu PF militia outfit, Al-Shabab that is causing terror in Kwekwe and surrounding areas.

“As a party, the MDC calls upon the police to urgently investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book.”

Both President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have called for an end to violence as the country heads for new elections next year.

Mugabe has indicated that fresh polls could be held in March to replace his coalition government with Tsvangirai. — New Zimbabwe

Comments (1)

why would ZANU PF want harm a white couple and make them unpopular to neutral people? IT AGAINST THEIR INTEREST. This was a robbery or a stage managed MDC band-child.

DICKSIMBI - 3 November 2012

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