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Docket Opened Against Mwonzora For Death Threats

9 months agoMon, 20 Feb 2023 13:29:08 GMT
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Docket Opened Against Mwonzora For Death Threats

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has opened a docket against Senator Douglas Mwonzora, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) for allegedly issuing death threats to a party employee.

Mwonzora allegedly accuses the employee of pestering him over unpaid wages.

The employee, Mutandwa Machera, reported Mwonzora to the police on Monday following the death threats and a docket was opened under Harare Central IR 021195.

Narrating his experience, Machera said the Nyanga senator called him on his cell phone on Sunday threatening to shoot him. Machera told ZimLive Monday:

On 15 February at 15.40 hours, Douglas Mwonzora called me on my phone threatening to kill me.

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He said verbatim, ‘Mutandwa Machera and Kudzanayi Mashumba, I am going to shoot you if you come to my house. I don’t owe you any money. I am only going to assist you.

Yesterday (Sunday), I also fled my home after Mwonzora threatened me for one minute, 41 seconds telling me ‘I am going to shoot you. I am looking for you. My bodyguards will kill you in my name. Starting with me, if I miss you, my boys will kill you instead.

Mwonzora refers to himself as the government in waiting. How, when he can threaten a worker who is merely demanding his salary.

This was after the employee had vowed to accost the MDC leader at his Harare home to stage a demonstration over his dues.

Machera said he is owed US$9 600 in outstanding wages.

Together with over a dozen party employees, they are owed wages dating back over 13 months.

Disgruntled employees accuse the party leader of failing to settle their wages even after receiving a government grant under the Political Parties Finance Act.

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