By Jessica Mundawarara|
The Zanu PF mob encamped at former party chairman in president Robert Mugabe’s volatile Mashonaland West province Temba Mliswa’s Springvale farm have defied a High Court order to leave the property.
On Wednesday, Zanu PF thugs continued their unlawful vigil at the farm saying they had seized the property to punish Mliswa for defecting to the camp led by Mugabe’s rival, sacked former deputy president, Joice Mujuru.
“What is High Court? Temba Mliswa is a sellout and we are here to show him that we will not allow him to defy the president,” a heavily bearded man who identified himself as a war veteran told Now Daily outside the former Hurungwe West legislator’s closed lodge on Wednesday, setting the stage for more bloody confrontation. The Zanu PF hooligans invaded the farm on April 27, assaulting workers and occupying the farmhouse after closing down Mliswa’s service station and restaurant on the property.
High Court judge Chinembiri Bhunu on Tuesday ordered the invaders to leave Springvale farm. Mliswa is contesting the Hurungwe West parliamentary by-election as a Mujuru-backed independent candidate after being recalled by Zanu PF. He has vowed not to pull out of the election set for June 10 despite the violence, arrests and intimidation.
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