CCC supporters attacked in Tiger Reef, as tensions rise ahead of August 23 election

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By Staff Reporter

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters were on Friday attacked by suspected Zanu PF supporters in Tiger Reef as temperatures continue to rise ahead of polls next month.

Tiger Reef falls under Silobela constituency, an agricultural village in Kwekwe District, Midlands Province.

CCC parliamentary aspirant Ephraim Ndlovu confirmed the attacks on his supporters adding police had to intervene.

He claimed a Zanu PF Councillor identified as Chauke led the assailants.

“We want to thank the Zimbabwe Republic Police at Amaveni for their efforts to quell the violence suffered by certain individuals of our party and those presumed to be our supporters.

“The said Zanu-PF Councillor Chauke led a group of people and conducted a ‘ door by door’ attack on our supporters who stay at Tiger Reef, breaking windows and destroying their property. Our supporters and these victims made a report at Amaveni police station,” said Ndlovu.

“We have noted the claim by the said Chauke that they were defending themselves, he is quick to forget that this is not a stone age era. His actions were under camera since morning, and their violent activities were a result of individuals who were being carried by trucks and dropped close to the route leading to the compound entrance,” he said.

Ndlovu said the attack will not deter him from campaigning in Tiger Reef.

“We have confidence in the police and their processes for now. We are not going back on the mobilization of Tiger Reef area; actually, it is our last battle before we win on 23 August 2023. We are coming up with more rallies and mobility strategies. We want a free Tiger Reef, and we want to build toilets for Tiger Reef people who do not have toilets,” he said.