'ED supporters beat Mujuru at rally'

HARARE - Armed supporters of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party allegedly beat up opposition leader Joice Mujuru and her National People’s Party (NPP) supporters at a rally in Harare yesterday where she was due to speak, her NPP has claimed.

The alleged Zanu PF youths disrupted the opposition party’s rally in Harare’s high density suburb of Glen Norah.

Mujuru told a news conference she sustained loosened teeth and a swollen face and had to seek urgent medical attention.

Mujuru’s doctor recommended that she undergoes an X-ray examination to establish the extent of the injuries she suffered, according to a medical report seen by the Daily News.

“This meeting was legal, it had been cleared by police and we don’t know why they chose to attack us,” Mujuru said.

She also urged her party members to show courage and not be intimidated.

“These are the things that should unite us and give us courage. It should show the world that we are a party that does its business in peace. We don’t fight.

“Some of the parties are used to this culture of violence, but let’s not retaliate. Let’s show them what should be done. From now onwards, there is no turning back because even Mr Mnangagwa has said elections are set to take place soon. So we must forge ahead, advertising ourselves,” she added.

According to NPP secretary-general, Gift Nyandoro, police arrested five of the suspected Zanu PF activists believed to have taken part in the violence.

Police were not immediately available for comment.

Several other NPP members suffered various head and body injuries as the attackers charged at them armed with stones and sticks. Mujuru’s own security team battled to shield her from the stones that rained in her direction.

The former Zimbabwe vice president was, however, not so lucky as she said one of the stones hit her on the cheek. Some of her party members had their vehicles smashed.

One of the female NPP members alleged that she was stripped naked and forced to lie on her stomach before they took turns to savagely beat her with logs.

Comments (5)

Mujuru, ZANU PF ndeyako! Deno iri MDC ndaichema. Chaiseva chave kutemura ]

Munro Moyo - 2 February 2018

Saka yava ED supporters hahahaha dairy news but y nhai, chingoti munhu akatemwa coz maybe yaitovawo MDC apa hahahahaha

General - 2 February 2018

This is the litmus test on President Mnangagwa's ability and credibility in stamping out the violence that has blotted the political space in Zimbabwe. The President should ensure that the culprits are brought to justice irrespective of their political persuasion or which party they belong to. This should begin with publicly denouncing the act and prosecuting those responsible. Anything less than a resolute response in dealing with this case will cast doubt and suspicion on the Presidents commitment to a new dispensation under his leadership. Zimbabwe is watching and will soon give its judgement.

Jaison Maiklolu - 2 February 2018

hey who is that zanu pf babbon beating mother mujuru mnangagwa please this is your dog teach it manners mrs mujuru deserve respect ok he must not act like the son of the devil respect mr mujuru just as we all respect press mnangagwa

davie - 2 February 2018

Yes this one i saw it with my own eyes when unprovoked zanu thugs beat up Mai Mujuru with pieces of planks 2 shots had to be fired twice in the air by Mujuru:s aides . This happened in Glenview at a place where sofas a manufactured by small scale business pple . A dread locked guy who is very thin and very dirty putting on a green and white stripes T shirt was leading the beating followed by about 15 thugs singing hondo hondo hondo . Police did not even bother to arrest the thugs . Sanctions must be kept till zanu changes its foolish ways .PLUS all pple must not vote for zanu for peace sake we want peace with zanu in power we wont have peace

Dave - 2 February 2018

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