ZANU PF Councillor Assaulted During Campaign Rally
A sitting ZANU PF councillor in Bindura was reportedly assaulted by a Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) student during a campaign rally on 17 March this year.
According to the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), Bindura North Ward 12 Councillor, Wendile Machisi was assaulted by one Webester, who accused him of bedding his wife.
During the assault, Machisi did not retaliate but remained calm for fear he will be disqualified ahead of the ZANU PF primary elections. ZPP said:
On 17 March, in Bindura North Ward 12, ZANU PF sitting councillor Wendile Machisi was assaulted by a Bindura University student identified as Webester during a campaign rally at the Progress Shopping Centre bus terminus.
The incident happened around 5 PM when Machisi was addressing residents ahead of the ruling party primary elections.
Machisi was slapped in the face by Webester who accused him of having an affair with his wife.
Machisi did not fight back but only warned his bodyguards to remain calm in fear of being disqualified.
This comes after ZANU PF Harare Provincial Commissar Kudakwashe Damson was barred from participating in the upcoming primary elections for allegedly assaulting Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) officials who were on duty conducting voter education in Epworth recently.
ZANU PF is holding primary elections today, Saturday 25 March to select candidates for the party in the upcoming general elections.
ZANU PF Secretary for the Commissariat Mike Bimha on Friday said primary elections will be held in all provinces today except Masvingo and Midlands where they will conducted on Sunday, 26 March.
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