Four people were reportedly injured when violence broke out at a Zimbabwe People First rally in Glen View, Harare yesterday after a group of unidentified youths started throwing stones.
A party functionary immediately claimed it was the work of Zanu-PF.
ZPF youths led by former Zanu-PF youth official Mr Jim Kunaka led the counter charge against the attackers.
Although efforts to get a comment from police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi failed, indications are that several people were injured while some vehicles were damaged.
ZPF secretary for information for Harare province Mr Jealousy Mawarire said, “Four of our supporters were injured after they were attacked by Zanu-PF youths from Mbare. One of our members Jim Kunaka identified some of the attackers. Among the injured were Garayi Mucheke (45) and Moses Tom (44) both of Glen View 1.”
Anti-riot police had to restore order as the skirmished escalated, resulting in the area being cordoned off and the meeting being abandoned.
The incident occurred while the ZPF provincial leadership led by former MDC-T Harare deputy mayor Mr Emmanuel Chiroto was about to address the poorly attended rally.
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