Zanu PF youths cause terror at Mliswa farm

HARARE - As the nation is still trying to come to terms with the brutal xenophobic attacks in neighbouring South Africa that left at least seven people dead, back home Zanu PF yobs are allegedly attacking indiscriminately any person remotely linked to independent candidate Temba Mliswa — including his workers.

According to Mliswa — who will be slugging it out with Zanu PF — in the forthcoming by-elections scheduled for June 10, the youths early in the wee hours of Saturday rounded up Mliswa’s workers at his Spring Farm on the outskirts of Karoi and beat them up.

“My workers were beaten by farm invaders who accused them of spying on my behalf. I have tried to engage the police but they are not helpful. These youths, most of whom I know personally, have broken into my properties.

In his court application, Mliswa cited Nigel Murambiwa, Chinjayi Kambuzuma, Tapiwa Masenda, Silas Chimbiro as the four Zanu PF yobs leading the assault.

Business at Mliswa’s sprawling properties — that include a service station, a restaurant, a thriving farm and a lodge — has been brought to a halt as the boisterous youths vow to take it as a way of punishing the outspoken legislator, who dared challenge the deeply-divided ruling party as an independent candidate for Hurungwe West in the forthcoming by-elections.

“Tobacco at the farm is rotting because my workers are detained. The youths have set up bases there and now all the investment I made is going to waste because of the actions of these people,” said Mliswa.

Yesterday, Mliswa alleged that some top Zanu PF officials, keen on frustrating his march towards retaining the constituency he wrestled from the MDC, are behind the invasion.

He pointed to police inaction as a testimony to the well-orchestrated manoeuvre by the powers that be to cripple him financially.

“I have about 400 cattle that have been locked up and there are not going to the pastures. I have never seen such cruelty, even to animals,” said Mliswa.

Mliswa’s beaten up workers were denied access to medication and only late on Saturday the police turned up and took them to hospital.

According to Mliswa, the law enforcement agents did not raise a finger against those who had perpetrated the violence.

“This is what happens when you challenge the system, but I am resolute, I am standing up for the people of Hurungwe West,” said Mliswa.

Armed with huge tree logs, drums and singing war songs, the daring youths have barricaded  roads and on Saturday a couple renting the restaurant came face to face with the rowdy  gang.

Mary Chikoka said youths mobbed her as she drove her Mercedes Benz towards her home.

“They had logs and started hitting our car. When my husband tried to talk to them, they threatened him with death and assaulted him. Fearing for the worst, I drove towards the gang and we managed to make good our escape.”

Comments (19)

Ndoda kuti nditaurire each and every young person in Zimbabwe kuti please musashandiswe nema politicians, please, muchipiwa mari shoma kuti murove vamwe vanhu vasina mhosva. Remember that for you to be in a desperate situation like that it's because of the same politicians varikutadza kuita basa ravo kuti muwane mabasa ekushanda chaiwo saka votora futi advantage kukupai twumari twushoma to do their dirty job. Please pafungeiwo ipapo. They will make you hungry so that they use money to create animosity between you and your brother. Politicians can be very cruel my brothers. Ma youth e Zanu zvitarise mega and ask yourselves if you are in a good position....ask yourselves kuti tinosvika kupi tichirova vanhu tichishandiswa kudaro.

redemption - 4 May 2015

Now such people win elections and are recognised as our legitimate leaders after such barbaric acts . There are no elections in our country but erections

Chidofo - 4 May 2015

If we allow perpeterators of violence to be elected members of parliament,we voting thugs who gonna pass repressive laws to suit their lawlessness,also instilling in these youths which they are using not be tolerant to diverse opinion

ALEX RWAFA - 4 May 2015

dont worry Temba these people are just clueless,bloodthirsty and unscrupulous power-hungry folks who want to be in power at all cost even though nobody wants them anymore as it is very clear now.

carson macate - 4 May 2015

Hey Temba, don't fuck with people that has more money than any 200 people you have access to

Promise - 4 May 2015

Themba, weren't you there when these your were being bred in your eyes and now the tide has turned against you and you now seeing the cruelty of Zanu PF, ndozvawakarima uchiri muZanu kohwa izvozvo

Ndozvireva - 4 May 2015

Temba, there's nothing new to this. You are the ring leader of this mayhem. You expropriated the same farm and several properties with impunity and what gives you the right to cry foul?? History is a vast warning system. At least you are crying foul with your life intact yet you spoilt other people's blood. No mercy on you mate. Taste your 'brewed' medicine.

Taurus - 4 May 2015

temba you created this system while still in the party....its a taste of your own medicine. i wld not sympathise with you!

hey - 5 May 2015

temba you created this system while still in the party....its a taste of your own medicine. i wld not sympathise with you!

hey - 5 May 2015

temba you created this system while still in the party....its a taste of your own medicine. i wld not sympathise with you!

hey - 5 May 2015

Nhasi Temba wakuchema iwe uriwe wakavatrainer. you are their commander. you trained them and today you are crying foul. rega vaite zvawakavadzidzisa

wind - 5 May 2015

U use me, abuse me and in the end u refuse me Tell I how did I stray. U were part of the system my bro. Deal with it. Chamukonjora chakoromoka. When u were doing it to others it was sweet neh? That's God's revenge fe yah

the don dadda - 5 May 2015

No mercy fe de merciless in dis ya time

the don dadda - 5 May 2015

People should stand their ground against this terrorist organization ZANU PF and kick them out. Defend yourselves because the Police will never come to help you and then discharge the whole Police force when you take over

Dee - 5 May 2015

temba u looted ridings school property and the same farm.nhasi zvarwadza nekuti ndiwe,who are u wakabvepi isu takakura mumagunje waitirovesa ne mapenzi ako iwayo uchiti tiri ve MDC feel the salt my bro we all humansand god is for us all.

Hungwe - 5 May 2015

Temba, inonzi Zanu it feeds on its own eggs when there is no meet to feed on. This monster, which you were once a part of has no mercy even on its own mother. Once the mother opposes the KILLER MACHINE,she is easily gotten rid of without regret.

Referee - 5 May 2015

If this country had about 500 people of Tsangirai's caliber, stupid as he is. but because of his bravery this country could have long been freed. The problem is that he is leading us , a bunch of cowards who will always blame TSWANGIRAI but do nothing to support his moves. we want him beaten by himself

FIRE - 5 May 2015

Temba , chinjai kambuzuma is your secretary who for many years has given you loyal service. Nigel is your friend and collleague and you have used him extensively to destabilise and steal other people property in karoi. They are not zanu pf youths. They are you own people. I know for one that you are a lying thieving bastard and that you thrive on creating lies and creating news to sway public opinion. I doubt you take time to read all comments because you love to hear you own illiterate voice. If you did you would definitely stop crying and just get on with the job of loosing the election. God speed.

Rafael santos - 6 May 2015

@FIRE Tsvangirai is like Bob. He saw an opportunity to be president and he chose to go for it even if he was going to suffer for it. Dai pasina Tsvangirai takatora nyika kare. Dai pasina Mugabe takatora ivhu kare.

Ndosvotwa Mhani - 6 May 2015

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