- Hitman: Chivamba.
Kizito Chivamba, the bungling Central Intelligence Organisation hitman who failed to kill former opposition politician Patrick Kombayi in a widely publicized assassination attempt, has died.
Chivamba, a strong ally of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, was recently appointed Zanu PF Midlands provincial vice chairman. Chivamba, the former Midlands chair, bounced back into the provincial structures after initially being sacked by party commissar and Mnangagwa rival Saviour Kasukuwere, who is now under pressure to leave his party and government positions.
Chivamba was assigned by former vice president Simon Muzenda to take out Kombayi, a hotelier and former Gweru mayor, during campaigning for parliamentary elections. His shot went wide and hit Kombayi in the genitals, causing him to spend months of treatment in a United Kingdom.
Midlands Zanu PF spokesperson Cornelius Mupereri said Chiamba (59), the MP for Chiwundura died at Gweru provincial Wednesday morning after a ‘short illness’. The nature of the illness was not disclosed.
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