Zanu PF youths stage demo against kombis

HARARE - Zanu PF youths yesterday staged a demonstration at the Mbudzi roundabout in Harare after a party supporter was allegedly killed by a kombi crew on Wednesday.

Blaring car horns, the supporters invaded the roundabout singing revolutionary songs and threatening kombis.

Godwin Gomwe, Zanu PF Harare youth chair, said kombi crews should treat passengers with respect.

“Kombi crews should know that they are ferrying passengers and not sacks of maize,” Gomwe fumed.

“So they must respect passengers and treat them in a dignified manner because they are the source of their income.

“What happened is a tragedy and as a party, we lost a dedicated cadre.”

Zanu PF Harare youth league vice chair Edson Takataka blamed the police for kombis’ wayward behaviour.

“This must come to an end,” he said. “We are not just talking about our deceased cadre only, but all those who have suffered at the hands of these reckless and careless people.

“Police should do their work and enforce the law. We are having all these problems because our law enforcement agencies are sleeping on duty.”

Tapiwa Chibvunza, Zanu PF secretary for administration for Ushewokunze district, was allegedly killed on Wednesday by a kombi driver and a conductor. He was travelling from Harare International Airport to Hopley.

The kombi had been hired to ferry Zanu PF supporters to the airport to welcome President Robert Mugabe and on their way back to Hopley, a dispute between Zanu PF supporters and the kombi crew erupted.

This led to the kombi crew allegedly fatally beating Chibvunza with an iron bar.

Comments (3)

If all young men can be like this combi crew our country can be normal chop chop and all elections would be free as anyone trying to intimidate people during elections would be dealt with the same manor this zanu thud was dealt with. Meanwhile if policemen were doing their job they could have arrested Gomwe and thugs for holding an illegal demo . I agree our policemen are sleeping on duty demety.Meanwhile Toko .

Diibulaanyika - 7 February 2015

RIP

chitova - 8 February 2015

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