Zanu PF Kwekwe youth activist Moore Mzira (26) arrested for party’ Kwekwe Central primary poll violence

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OWEN MATAVA in Kwekwe

Zanu PF youth activist Moore Mzira aged 26 was arrested Monday morning at First Pack book shop in Kwekwe CBD in connection with the violent and aborted party’ primary by-election for Kwekwe Central Constituency held in October last year, midlands news has learnt.

Provincial Police spokesperson, Inspector, Emmanuel Mahoko could not immediately comment on the latest development citing lack of details.

However, party insiders confirmed the arrest without giving much details.

“It is true Mzira was arrested this morning and is likely to appear in court today”, said party insiders.

Six party youths and one and only ZanuPF councilor in Kwekwe urban, McClean Nyamucherera had already been arrested in connection with the skirmishes.

The aborted ZanuPF Kwekwe Central primary by-election saw supporters of Kandros Mugabe and Energy ‘Dhala’ Ncube clashing over uneven poll regulations.

Kwekwe Central Constituency became vacant following the death of the area legislator Masango Matambanadzo in July last year.

During the court appearance of the arrested six youths and Clr Nyamucherera the State alleged that the councilor and his accomplices caused violence at Zanu PF’s headquarters.

“On the 4th of October 2020 and around 1300hrs, the accused person together with his accomplices who have since appeared in the court and others who are still at large, acting in concert, forcibly and to a serious extent disturbed peace, security and order of the public in that they teamed up and went to Zanu PF headquarters, Kwekwe where they engaged into public violence by assaulting people with stones, open hands, fists,” the court papers read.

The State also alleged that the seven also destroyed property within the Zanu PF District headquarters.

Meanwhile ZanuPF is likely to hold the Kwekwe Central primary by-election early next month this according to party sources.