KWEKWE: Three people are feared dead after violent clashes rocked Mbizo suburb on Friday with the opposition National Patriotic Front (NPF) claiming that its supporters were being targeted by machete-wielding Zanu PF supporters.
Two people are said to have died soon after the attacks while another one succumbed to injuries suffered during the clashes yesterday.
Former Kwekwe Central MP Masango Matambanadzo said the bodies were at Kwekwe General Hospital.
Matambanadzo told an NPF rally that he was worried by the increasing cases of people being axed to death by alleged Zanu PF supporters with machetes, especially at illegal gold mining sites.
“I am aware that most people who wanted to come did not come because they were threatened by Zanu PF supporters,” he said.
“It’s sad that three people were killed yesterday (Friday) by machetes and others are hospitalised.”
Matambanadzo claimed the violence had the blessings of the local MP, Vongai Mupereri, who is believed to be a close relative of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Kwekwe is the president’s hometown. thestandard