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.
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.