Newly elected politician poisoned

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Newly-elected Zapu Youth Front President, Future Msebele, had a brief fight for his life early this week, following what he suspects was an assassination attempt.

Msebele, who recently filled the post left vacant by Mehluli Moyo last October, failed to address a gathering organised to honour former party leader, Joshua Nkomo, in Yeoville on Saturday, as he had to be rushed to hospital.

"I suspect that someone spiked my drink and I lost consciousness for about eight hours or so," he said on Monday.

A member of the opposition party’s security department confirmed that they had instituted investigations into the matter, which they suspect to be the work of "political enemies".

"My family is so shocked they suggested I should quit politics. A family meeting has been called to discuss my future in politics," he added, but vowed to continue fighting.

"My task is to lead my party in mass mobilisation as some Zimbabweans are not aware of our existence. We will soon be visiting colleges and universities to explain our ideology to the students.

"We will introduce a different political approach. Youths have been used as weapons of violence, but we want to usher in a new era where the young people will refuse to be used or bought by individuals. A new cadre is to be developed – youths who can engage in meaningful debate. Workshops and political schools will be our focus in developing a complete cadre."

His plan is for Zapu youths to play a pivotal role in the formulation of policy, with particular attention to devolution of power.


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