A Zanu PF aspiring MP for Marondera East has threatened to unleash violence and evictions on any resettled farmer in the area found to have voted for Nelson Chamisa and his MDC Alliance.
The threats were made by Patrick Chidhakwa while addressing a Zanu PF rally last Tuesday near Wenimbi Dam.
“If you vote for the MDC Alliance or Chamisa, we will know as Zanu PF and I promise we will use violence to deal with you. We will also evict you from your farm if you defy Zanu PF and vote for the opposition,” Chidhakwa said.
The rally was mostly attended by resettled farmers.
Chidhakwa is also outgoing chair for the Marondera Rural District Council.
The threats by the Zanu PF loyalist fly in the face of party and State president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s continued call for peace as the country gears for the July 30 elections which have Chamisa and his alliance as top contenders for victory.
The Zanu PF politician promised that if he won in the election, he was going to use his parliamentary salary to develop the Mashonaland East constituency.
“An MP receives a salary of $2 000 per month and when I get into Parliament, I will not use that money for personal use but for development in Marondera East,” Chidhakwa claimed.