Former leader of the dreaded ZANU PF Chipangano terror group Jim Kunaka has alleged that ZANU PF is a terror party that uses security apparatus to unleash terror on the opposition.
Giving his evidence before the Kgalema Motlanthe led Commission of Inquiry into the 1 August post elections violence, Kunaka narrated the alleged nature of violence within ZANU PF.
“I was a Provincial Leader of ZANU PF in Harare and I was in charge of commanding violent activities if you check on the internet my name is there. Professor Charity Manyeruke who is seated there in the commission is one of the architects of violence in ZANU PF . She was one of the people with whom we would sit down to discuss how we would beat up MDC people.”
Kunaka said he would not answer any questions from Manyeruke because she is his former commander in doing violence.
“Manyeruke was my Boss who sent me to do violence and my commander who gave me instructions so I will not respond any questions from my commander because when we were in ZANU PF I was merely her foot soldier.”
Kunaka went on to narrate the violent activities that they would do under ZANU PF.
“In 2014 I was kidnapped by military intelligence and they beat me up till they thought I was dead and dumped in a bush towards Chitungwqiza because of ZANU PF factional issues. In 2018 coup period the military came to my house beat up my wife and destroyed my property because I was not at home.
“There is a high level meeting that seats at the basement of ZANU PF Headquarters. When we lost elections in 2008, we were called by the military personnel. I was instructed that the country can not go on pen and paper. When I asked what should I do, I was told to go and defend the revolution through doing everything. You know what followed and ZANU PF emerged victorious.” Kunaka said.
“When Morgan Tsvangirai was beaten, I will tell you that ZANU PF youths were given riot police gears with button sticks to beat opposition members including Commissioner Lovemore Madhuku.
“There is a slogan in that party that says you cannot separate ZANU PF from its military wing meaning if they lose they send the military and come after you.”
There was an altercation between Kunaka and Manyeruke when the Commissioner tried to explain that she has never had any meeting with him.