Zanu PF torch MDC official’s home in Masvingo
Thursday, 30 August 2012
A thatched hut belonging to Tongai Gava, the MDC district committee member
was early this month razed to the ground by Zanu PF supporters in Ward 15,
Chezhara Village in Masvingo Central.
The Zanu PF arsonists were led by Jemitias Gava. No arrests have been made
although Gava has made a report to the police and the Joint Monitoring and
Implementation Committee (Jomic).
Narrating the ordeal, Tongai Gava said on 13 August this year, a group of
villagers in the area were discussing the political developments taking
place in the country. Tongai Gava pointed out to the group that the people’s
living standards had improved significantly since the MDC formed the
He pointed out the availability of food in the shops, that clinics,
hospitals and schools had reopened and that when the MDC forms the
government next year after winning the elections, there would be great
improvement in the country. The statements angered the Zanu PF supporters
gathered and they walked away.
However, on the same night, Gava heard some noise outside his bedroom and
when he went out to investigate and he saw his thatched kitchen was on fire.
Gava managed to positively identify Jemitias among the fleeing Zanu PF
Gava lost most of the kitchen utensils, clothes and uniforms of his
children. No one was injured.
MDC @ 13 – The Last Mile towards Real Transformation!!!