Nelson Chamisa’s MDC MP reveals plot to kill him


FORMER Musikavanhu MP Prosper Mutseyami (MDC-T) has opened up on his recent attack by suspected hitmen in Mutare ahead of last week’s sitting of the nomination court, saying it was politically-motivated.

Mutseyami, who is contesting the Dangamvura/Chikanga constituency on an MDC Alliance ticket, claimed that his attackers were paid to eliminate him from the election race.

Prosper Mutseyami

“I am told these people were following me, when I stopped my car they came from behind and hit me on the head with an iron bar and from there I didn’t know what was happening,” he said.

“They wanted to kill me. I am told the assailants were paid almost $900 and I want to thank God for saving me and those who took care of me after the assault.”

The incident happened at a time both Mutseyami and MDC-T’s women assembly boss Lynette Karenyi were contesting against each other in the party’s primary elections. The MDC-T leadership then appointed Mutseyami as its official candidate after the primary elections failed to produce an outright winner.

A record 14 parliamentary candidates have registered to contest for the constituency against Zanu PF’s sitting MP Esau Mupfumi and activist Lynette Mudehwe who will represent the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T faction.

Mutseyami said when elected into office he would influence Mutare City Council to resolve water shortages in the constituency. “It’s known that the issue of water is a major issue in the constituency and I will try to sit down with Mutare City Council on how the situation can be handled.”

– NewsDay

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