Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere says the party is aware of terror gangs threatening party supporters in rural areas.
Mahere said this whilst addressing journalists in Harare saying the cliques were bidding for Zanu PF a move that has become so bad to the extent that she said Zanu PF had become a criminal organisation.
“We know the stories of terror gangs in the rural areas threatening members of the CCC and doing the bidding for Zanu PF. It has become so bad that Zanu PF has become a criminal organisation all of this is evidence that they harbor criminals who conduct criminal activities with absolutely no sanction or condemnation from their party. It has become so bad that Zimbabwe is experiencing a subtle state of emergence, a night genocide and apartheid in the countryside where if you are CCC you don’t get seed, Government basic services and you don’t get food aid.
“We have seen politicisation and weaponisation of food aid. We have seen kraal heads, traditional leaders commandeered to do the bidding of Zanu PF something that is contrary to the prescribed in the Constitution. This is obviously compounded by the patent persecution that we actually see including the arrest and detention of 16 Citizens relating to the incidences that took place in Nyatsime,” said Mahere
She added “Zimbabwe has experienced the weaponisation of politics, abuse of the legal system and further abuse of the courts to try and silence and undermine political opponents. This is direct contrary to Section 67 of the Constitution which gives us the right to form political organisations, to gather and even to challenge Zanu PF.”
Mahere said the party will not resort to protests but will continue to pursue the legal route and other ways possible to have legislators Job Sikhala, Godfrey Sithole and fourteen others released from remand prison.