Another Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporter has died from injuries sustained in a violent attack by alleged Zanu PF supporters in Kwekwe Sunday.
The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), which documents incidents of politically motivated violations in the country, confirmed the sad development.
“Another @CCCZimbabwe supporter has reportedly died in Kwekwe following the attack on a CCC rally by machete wielding youths suspected to be aligned to Zanu PF,” ZPP said in a twit Monday.
The death of the opposition supporter follows that of another on Sunday.
Alleged Zanu PF supporters armed with machetes and iron bars stormed CCC leader Nelson Chamisa’s address at a campaign rally at Mbizo 4 Shopping Centre in Kwekwe and started attacking the opposition followers.
The incident resulted in a stampede.
CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said Sunday that at least 17 people were hospitalised as a result of the attack.
Meanwhile, Zengeza legislator and CCC deputy national chair Job Sikhala reports that a party supporter was also attacked with a knife by alleged Zanu PF supporters in Chitungwiza this Monday.
“Our CCC Champion in Zengeza West Agatha Mujati has just been knifed on her head by ZANU PF thugs in Zengeza 5 few minutes ago who were being led by one Lloyd Mukahanana. @edmnangagwa must stop this nonsense of taking our nation thru the garden path of war. Stop the violence !!” Sikhala said.
The emerging politically motivated violence by suspected Zanu PF supporters has been condemned by MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora, who twitted Monday, “The spectre of public violence has once again reared its ugly head. We say a big NO to political violence and senseless blood letting in our country. It is and it shall and will always be about the people. Rational disputation is the answer.”