Zanu PF Harare political commissar Douglas Mahiya and Harare provincial chairperson Godwills Masimirembwa recently reportedly ran for their lives after they were attacked by Zanu PF youths suspected to be G40 activists in Harare South, Ushewokunze ward 1.
This was revealed by the Zimbabwe Peace Project in its latest monthly report.
“It is alleged that on 23 December, what started as a Zanu PF rally to sensitize people on the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise, ills of corruption and land barons turned violent when one military officer identified only as Tarwirei mobilized party youths to block Masimirembwa from introducing Mahiya as a parliamentary candidate for Harare South (Ushewokunze) in the upcoming 2018 elections,” said the ZPP.
“Mahiya and Masimirembwa narrowly escaped as the youths allegedly tried to manhandle them. In a telephone interview Mahiya reported that the incident signified the continued presence of G40 loyalists within the ruling party.”