MASVINGO - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Provincial Youth Chairperson, Philip Chingini lost property valued an estimated US$9 000 last week after his grass-thatched house burnt to ashes in a suspected arson attack by perceived Zanu PF slobs.
The incident happened in from Zimano village under Chief Nerupiri in Gutu.
Chingini said the attack happened around 11.30 pm with his 13-year-old daughter being the only one at home after his mother, the girl's grandmother with whom she stays with, had paid him a visit at his work place in Chiredzi.
"My daughter was alone and was asleep when she heard footsteps approaching the kitchen door before somebody went to my bedroom and knocked at the door.
"They visited again my fowl run where they stole 16 chicken and four goats. My daughter was shivering in her room and she was afraid of making any sound.
"I am sure this was done by the Zanu PF youths after I successfully organised an MDC-T demonstration in Masvingo early this month which was attended by the party president, Morgan Tsvangirai," he said.
MDC-T Provincial Treasurer, Takanai Mureyi, said what happened is both tragic and regrettable.
"All villagers are affected by hunger, deprivation and abuse yet you find some of them allowing themselves to be used to harm others. Violence has no place in our society. The easiest thing is to be both barbaric and indulge in violence but that is wrong," said Mureyi.news