Violence at People First rally

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.

Riot Police arrive at  Zimbabwe People First rally during a skirmish at the  venue of their meeting in Glen View Harare yesterday.Picture by Justin Mutenda
Riot Police arrive at Zimbabwe People First rally during a skirmish at the venue of their meeting in Glen View Harare yesterday.Picture by Justin Mutenda

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.”

Zimbabwe People First supporter with stones during a skirmish at the  venue of their meeting in Glen View Harare yesterday.Picture by Justin Mutenda
Zimbabwe People First supporter with stones during a skirmish at the venue of their meeting in Glen View Harare yesterday.Picture by Justin Mutenda

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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  • Muchakundwa

    Other easily googled photos published of this minor Glen View ZPF rally before Zanu-PF thugs arrived to disrupt it show around 400 to 500 supporters. Is that considered to be poorly attended?

  • Major Musango

    whatever