Saturday, 7 May 2016

CHIEF BANS MDC RALLIES

Acting Chief Makore, Jestia Muzenda has banned villagers in Gutu from attending MDC rallies.

The acting chief warned of dire consequences if his subjects attended any MDC rallies. He was angered when MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai held a successful rally at Mang'a Business Centre in Ward 27 last Saturday.

Muzenda who has been acting for two years ordered all kraal heads in Ward 27 A and B and Ward 28 to a meeting where he instructed them to surrender the list of names of all those who attended Tsvangirai's rally.

He said Tsvangirai will not be allowed to hold any meetings in Gutu South again because he held his last meeting without the Chief's permission. However, according to the law, holding of rallies is not sanctioned by traditional chiefs but by the Police.
The chief's message send cold shivers down the people's spines as Gutu South is still smarting from a violent election in 2008 where hundreds were raped and tortured.
Muzenda also threatened to fire Jefrey Tangemhare who is the only MDC-T councillor in Gutu District but Tangemhare hit back and said  that he can only be fired by those who elected him and not the chief.
He warned the Chief against taking the law into his own hands. Muzenda said that he was going to strip all non Zanu PF kraal heads of their positions and replace them with Zanu PF activists.
He said there was no meeting that was going to be held in his area, whether political, memorial, wedding or funeral without the presence of Zanu PF spies whom he mentioned by names.

"You will not hold any meetings including funerals, memorials or weddings in the absence of the following people that I am going to give you. In Ward 27, you must ensure that at least one of these three Newman Marevesa, Noster Muzenda or Solomon Chindanya is present. In Ward 28 you must ensure that at least one of the three; Raviro Chapfuwa, Jephiter Mazambani or Robson Musasa is present. mirror



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