Epworth legislator Zalerah Makari (Zanu-PF) confirmed she was stoned on and forced to abandon a Local Government ministry meeting she was addressing in the constituency.
Makari accused her Zanu-PF rivals of hiring a mob to assault and intimidate her so that she does not contest in the party’s primary elections set to take place soon ahead of general elections later this year. Said Makari:
If people have support, why resort to violence now? Why not just wait for primary elections and then we compete in a dignified and respectful manner without fighting each other. I thank God that I survived the attack. I have made a police report. They threw stones at me, chased after me and I thank the police for coming to my rescue.