CCC Politician Wilson Makanyaire’s Village Set On Fire

CCC Politician Wilson Makanyaire’s Village Set On Fire

In a shocking incident recently, a prominent member of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), Wilson Makanyaire’s village,  was set on fire in Hurungwe West, Ward 25. There are claims circulating that this act of arson is politically motivated and linked to the ruling party.

According to pictures shared on social media, the fire destroyed houses and huts. It is yet to be made public if any lives were lost in the fire.

Rumours around the fire in Wilson Makanyaire’s village

Rumours are circulating that the fires are in line with the Jameson Timba and Friends case in the courts.  Makanyaire has been at the forefront of CCC-led protests in Karoi, advocating for the release of Jameson Timba and the group known as the Avondale 78. These demonstrations have been a significant part of the local political landscape.

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Wilson Makanyaire's village
CCC politician Wilson Makanyaire’s village set on fire-Image Source@Crimewatch
Jameson Timba and the Avondale 78 are currently detained, and their custody extends until 24 July 2024. Justice Lucie-Anne Chipo Mungwari will preside over a crucial bail hearing at the High Court tomorrow, Thursday, 11 July 2024, at 9 AM.

Recent acts of violence in politics

Recently, dating back to before the elections last year, there have been many reported acts of violence between supporters of the ruling party and the opposition party. This has found many activists and some citizens hurt, tortured and even killed.

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The political landscape in Zimbabwe has left many people afraid to be vocal about their political beliefs. They fear backlash from the opposite party. Job Sikhala, Fadzayi Mahere and many other opposition activists have complained about the violence against them.

Whether this village arsonist is politically oriented is a report that has not been made and shared yet.

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