Man abducted soon after being appointed chief, forced to drink unknown muthi


WRANGLE over a substantive Saunyama chieftainship has left the nominated candidate accusing the acting chief of kidnapping and trying to bribe him to cede chieftainship.

Solomon Mapuranga claims Acting Chief Victor Dahwa abducted him soon after his nomination and took him to a secluded place where he was forced to write an affidavit to surrender chieftainship to him and forced to drink an unknown concoction.

The case is now being investigated at Nyanga police station under RRB456655.

Dahwa denied the allegations saying his enemies were behind the matter.

In an interview with H-Metro Mapuranga said on May 19 when he was appointed to be the substantive Chief Saunyama, Dahwa asked to drive him to his house after the event and ended up driving him to a sangoma in Mutare.

“Dahwa took to me to his vehicle where there were two other occupants and drove me to a place I am not aware of in Mutare,” said Mapuranga.

“I remember seeing people who were talking to us while lying on their bed and Dahwa was leading the discussions.

“I admitted to everything they told me in fear of my life and was asked to sign an affidavit.

“In the affidavit form I was forced to sign, I agreed to receive US$14000, school fees for my children and electricity connection for my house from Dahwa.

“All these promises were ordered against my wish and I agreed to sign the affidavit to save my life and Dahwa swore three times that he would fulfil the promises,” said Mapuranga.

Contacted for comment, Dahwa denied the allegations.

“Those are all lies,” said Dahwa.

“I will furnish you with finer details regarding people who are cooking these issues,” he said.

However, H-Metro is reliably informed that Mapuranga lodged a police report against Dahwa at Nyanga police station after copying his report to the Commissioner General of police arguing that Dahwa was well connected within the province since he has been acting chief for the past 10 years.

Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Chanana kept promising this publication confirmation of receiving report for the past seven days.

— HMetro

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