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    Zanu PF activist sued for $10 000 over BVR


    MASVINGO – A Zanu PF activist who assaulted and injured a member of the Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice (CCJP) in Chief Makore's area in Gutu in a bid to force him to release his BVR serial number has been slapped with a $10 000 lawsuit.
    Matora Masiiwa who assaulted Abel Mauchi, a prominent artist and CCJP vice chairman for Gono St Xavier Parish was handed over the summons at Gutu Magistrate Court where he faced an assault charge over the same case.
     Magistrate Edwin Marecha remanded Masiiwa in custody and his trial on the assault charge was supposed to continue this week.
    Apart from the lawsuit and the assault charge that he is facing, Masiiwa and another party colleague Pedzisai Manzunzu also received summons for a peace order from Mauchi which bars the two from disturbing applicant's peace and from threatening him or his family with any acts of violence.
    Masiiwa and Pedzisai will also not be allowed to visit Mauchi's residence with the intention of threatening him and his family with the violence. The two respondents were also ordered to pay costs of the suit on Attorney client scale.
    Mauchi who is being represented by Collen Maboke of Ruvengo, Maboke and Company was assaulted by Masiiwa two weeks ago when he passed through Mutendeuri Business Centre on his way from a CCJP peace and rights workshop held at Jerera in Zaka.
    He met Masiiwa and Manzunzu who allegedly demanded his BVR serial number. He refused and sensing danger he immediately left the business centre but was followed by Masiiwa who allegedly twisted his arm and kicked him in the abdomen until he fell unconscious.
    Mauchi said the $10 000 was for medication and to support the family since he can no longer do his manual jobs .
    Roman CCJP director for Masvingo, Father Pundo has already condemned the attack on Mauchi and called for a free, fair and peaceful general election this year.
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