We Want Elections Not War - CCC
The Nelson Chamisa-led Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) says it wants elections, not war following a series of attacks targeting its supporters in recent days.
Several elderly CCC supporters were brutally assaulted by suspected ZANU PF officials in Murewa (Murehwa) recently while on Saturday CCC members were arrested in Budiriro while conducting a private CCC meeting at the home of Costa Machingauta, an MP.
Speaking to NewsDay on Sunday, CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said they have raised their concerns with independent commissions. Said Mahere:
The latest incident is what transpired in Budiriro on Saturday. The political violence is confirmation that their backs are against the wall. We reiterate that we want elections, not war.
This should be a battle of ideas and not broken bones. To beat innocent citizens and women is an unconstitutional breach of dignity and Ubuntu.
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We have put the region on notice. We have engaged the Chapter 12 Commissions.
We will leave no stone unturned to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.
Over a week ago, some elderly CCC members were beaten in Murewa, also for holding a private meeting at a home.
Police said they have arrested three suspects in connection with the violence. The suspects were identified as Never Chimutashu (67), Paul Kachigu (34) and Dignity Nadzo (31). | NewsDay