‘Mugabe has two months to live as prostate cancer takes toll’ – Sources

HARARE – The dramatic dismissal of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the presidium may have been prompted by President Mugabe’s mounting health issues amid unconfirmed reports he has two months to live.

 President Mugabe on Monday fired his deputy and expelled him from his party as the battle to succeed him intensified with his wife Grace looking more likely the automatic choice for Vice President.

A source within the President’s inner circle last night revealed a Malaysian urologist has told the first family that the longstanding despote not live more than a month now due to the advance stage of his prostate cancer.

This was also corroborated by sources by senior sources in President Mugabe’s close security who said the move to sack VP Mnangagwa was prompted by President Mugabe’s rapidly deteriorating health.

“The president’s Malaysian urologist and Chinese doctors have informed the First Lady that the president is unlikely to live for more than a month due to mounting complications from his long standing prostate cancer,” reads the details leaked.

“The cocktail of medications that have been administered to Mugabe over a long period of time and they are now having less and less effect and causing side effects of the cancer such as fluid retention and decreased lung capacity. This is believed to likley causes “organs failure” within weeks if not days.

Mugabe has prostate cancer and was told by doctors in 2008 that the disease could rapidly turn for the worst, leaked US diplomatic cables reveals.

Mr Mugabe’s battle with the disease was revealed to James McGee, the former US Ambassador to Harare, by Gideon Gono, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, during a private meeting in June 2008.

It is believed that before his rally at Bulawayo’s White City Stadium on Saturday, Mugabe’s medical team were concerned that the dosage of medication required to put the president on his feet might prove fatal. On Sunday Mugabe failed to attend the Church star rally hosted by his wife and sources said doctors where attending him at home.

Mugabe said to have urged his wife Grace to seize the moment and make the long-awaited strike against Mnangagwa before the VP had time to do the same to her and the children.”The president is said to fear a situation in which he dies with Mnangagwa in a de facto position to take the presidency. He is believed to have advised the first lady to “kill” Mnangagwa “before he kills us”. He also instructed the first lady that the head of the Defence Forces, Constantine Chiwenga, was “a long standing coward who will salute anybody who will win”, so the key element was to “ensure that he salutes you first and not Mnangagwa” reads the details.

At 93, President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is the oldest head of state in the world. But he’s not letting age slow him down. He is running again in next year’s elections. But his wife, Grace, 52, is positioning herself to succeed him in the event of his death.

Mugabe has run the country since it won independence from Great Britain in 1980. Before that, he led a long and bloody guerrilla war against the country’s white settler regime.

“He is a very astute politician,” says Andrew Meldrum, assistant Africa editor for the Associated Press. “He is a wily politician. He has out-maneuvered everybody within Zimbabwe, and around Africa, and even internationally.”

He has held onto power with a degree of ruthlessness. Enemies have been jailed or killed. Even allies aren’t allowed to build up any power. Meldrum himself was jailed and expelled from the country after reporting on torture.

“There have been vice presidents, but it’s a very perilous position to be in,” says Meldrum. “So the vice presidents are either elbowed aside or a trapdoor opens and they disappear.”

The latest example is Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled into exile this week after being denounced by the Mugabes. Mnangagwa had been in the cabinet since independence, and was known for being extremely loyal. He says he now fears for his life.

Grace Mugabe is more than 40 years younger than her husband. She was a receptionist when they met and began an affair. They had children together, before Mugabe’s first wife died.

In the last few years, Grace Mugabe has developed political ambitions, and started honing her political skills. She’s taken over the Women’s League of the ruling ZANU-PF party. She’s held rallies across the country, but “she is not widely popular,” according to Meldrum’s analysis. “She was originally known as ‘Gucci Grace’ among some people for her shopping trips overseas.”

“She has taken on a more political role,” he adds, “and she does distribute charity donations of clothes and food in rural areas. So she knows what needs to be done to gain popularity.”

Grace Mugabe has also weathered scandals, including separate assault charges in South Africa and Hong Kong. She was able to avoid prosecution by asserting diplomatic immunity.

She has spoken openly of her ability to become vice president and succeed her husband, in the event of his death.

When asked about creating a dynasty, she says, “Why not?”

Oppah Muchinguri goes into hiding might have left the country

Oppah Muchinguri has been haunted into hiding by Mugabe’s machinery.  The  Environment minister is believed to have been fearing for her life as her opponents close in on her. She has not been seen at her home or her office in past 3 days.

Yesterday a  group of about 30 youths marched to ZANU PF  Mutare offices chanting denigrating slogans and baying for her blood. They are believed to have been funded by Mandi Chimene and Irene Zindi who have been long-time rivals to Muchinguri.

Sources inform us that Muchinguri has not visited her offices at Mkwati building because she fears a warrant of arrest has already been prepared. She is believed to have been an instrumental member of Mnangagwa’s Lacoste faction.

Oppah Muchinguri voluntarily relinguished her post as Women’s league chair secretary of the women’s League in the ZANU PF party in 2014. It is believed that she had been promised the Vice President slot that was then held by Joice Mujuru. She resigned the post and helped elevate Mugabe’s wife Grace as her replacement.

In December 2014 Mugabe made a U-turn and appointed Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko as his deputies. This did not go down well with Oppah who felt deeply aggrieved and betrayed. She became an incessant critic of Grace Mugabe.

At one point in the Politburo Oppah brought Grace Mugabe to tears when she clashed with her over the distributions of ZANU positions at the 2014 congress.

Efforts to contact Oppah Muchinguri or her husband were fruitless as their phones were off.

Mnangagwa Attempted Murder Case Of Former ZBC News Presenter Godfrey Majonga Opened

 

  • Godfrey Majonga was seen entering Harare Central Police station this week

THE Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has assembled a special unit to investigate crimes allegedly committed by ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa during his long tenure in office.

The unit, led by Assistant Commissioner Crispen Charumbira, includes Superintendent Nyambo Viera (CID Law and Order), Chief Superintendent Nyaradzai Majachani (CID Property Section) and Chief Superintendent Ngena (Law and Order). The case, which they are investigating cases against Mnangagwa, span alleged obstruction of justice, corruption, attempted murder and murder.

As of yesterday, sources said police had zeroed in on four cases of alleged murder in which Mnangagwa is implicated.

Police will also open other cases against Mnangagwa in weeks ahead as his woes mount. Some of the specific cases include the alleged murder of a woman linked to the former vice-president, attempted murder of former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation news presenter Godfrey Majonga, looting of Zanu PF companies and the Kwekwe goldfields deals and associated murders there.

Police interviewed some witnesses in the cases yesterday as they intensified investigations.

Police are also linking Mnangagwa to alleged illegal gold panning, cases of violence and murders in and around Kwekwe’s volatile goldfields.

As reported by the Zimbabwe Independent in September, the cases of violence and killings occurred in fights over the control of gold concessions and mines.

Groups involved in the fights are allegedly controlled by Gokwe-Kana legislator Owen Ncube — popularly known as Mudha.

The first case is the murder of Washington Dick who was killed allegedly by Likwa Ngwenya in November last year.

The matter is in the courts. Another murder case was also reported (CR86/10/16 at Kwekwe Central Police Station and CID Kwekwe 01/11/16) involving Noel Jacha, who is said to have been working with the late Dick.

There is also a case that occurred in the wee hours of January 14 when Elvis Moyo was murdered along Nhamo Street in Rutendo suburb, Kwekwe. His body was discovered by police officers on patrol.-AMH

General Chiwenga Stuck In China Alongside Axed VP Mnangagwa

HARARE – An uncofirmed report say General Chiwenga is reportedly in China in what is reported to be a medical visit. The General who is  believed to have been a strong ally to the deposed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa  left Harare for China on Sunday night just after meeting with President Mugabe.

 

It is the timing of his visit that has sent tongues waging that he could have skipped the country after he realised that Mugabe was determined to purge pro-Mnangagwa supporters with ZANU PF, Government and the military.

Sources said, when Gen Chiwenga attended the briefing with President Mugabe on Monday he looked fine and in good spirits. He however did not attended the Tuesday morning JOC  briefing as he had already left the country.

There is no date as to when the General is expected back. It is also peculiar that Robert Mugabe who usually loves to flaunt generals at his rallies did not have a single person from the security services when he attended the solidarity rally today at ZANU PF Headquarters.

There has not been any military comment about the sacking of the VicePresident who is also believed to have sneaked out of the country to evade persecution.

Former Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa fled the southern African nation because of “incessant threats” against him and his family two days after he was fired by President Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa, 75, said Wednesday in a statement that he never planned to harm Mugabe, who he’s been supporting for more than four decades, and pledged to work to establish a “new and progressive leadership” in the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. “You and your cohorts will instead leave Zanu-PF by the will of the people and this we will do in the coming few weeks,” he told Mugabe.

Mnangagwa fled to neighboring South Africa, according to a person familiar with the situation who declined to be identified because the politician’s whereabouts have not been publicly disclosed. Zanu-PF expelled Mnangagwa, party spokesman Simon Kaya Moyo said after a meeting of the politburo in the capital, Harare.

His dismissal marked a dramatic shift in politics in Zimbabwe, where he had been a pillar of a military and security apparatus that helped Mugabe emerge as the nation’s leader after independence from the U.K. in 1980. He was Zimbabwe’s first national security minister.

Now Mugabe, 93, has broken with most of his comrades who fought in the liberation war, leaving the so-called Generation 40 faction of younger members of the ruling party championed by his wife, Grace Mugabe, in the ascendancy. The final outcome of the power struggle could be determined by the military and the stance of the 61-year-old commander of the army, Constantine Chiwenga, who traditionally supported Mnangagwa.

Mugabe said he fired Mnangagwa because he was plotting against the government.

Veterans Protest

“We dealt with him and hope we can deal with others who were conspirators alongside him,” Mugabe told party supporters Wednesday in Harare. “They should be dealt with and thrown out.”

The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association condemned Mnangagwa’s dismissal and said it was breaking with the ruling party.

“The party and indeed the nation is being traumatized by one person, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, who is bent on maintaining his hold on power and ensuring that he passes on this power to his wife in a dynastic fashion,” the group said in a statement Wednesday. “We are stating in no uncertain terms that we have completely disowned Mugabe. He is no longer one of us.”

The veterans are calling for support from western nations and countries in southern Africa to help maintain peace and ensure free elections in Zimbabwe, a leader of the group, Chris Mutsvanga, told reporters Wednesday in Johannesburg.

“We are busy organizing the people, and all we want now is regional help so the situation doesn’t become bloody under the control of a mad woman,” he said. “You don’t allow a cabal of thieves and a mad woman to do this. The army is very professional, we don’t want them to be the arbiters of what’s constitutional.”

Mnangagwa’s Expulsion

Mnangagwa’s firing and expulsion from the ruling party came amid growing tensions before elections next year when it may face a seven-party opposition coalition that’s capitalizing on public anger over cash shortages, crumbling infrastructure and a collapse in government services. The economy has halved in size since 2000.

“I don’t think the army guys will take it lying down,” Annie Chikwanha, a Zimbabwean professor of political science at the University of Johannesburg, said Wednesday. “Other than the presidential guard, I don’t think Mugabe really has control over the rest of the armed forces. There is also massive disillusionment with the state of the economy. I don’t think we can rule out a major show of force by the army.”

Supporters of Grace Mugabe, 52, gathered outside Zanu-PF headquarters on Wednesday with banners calling for her to be named vice president. Mnangagwa’s dismissal came after she accused him of plotting against her husband. She made similar allegations against then Vice President Joice Mujuru, who also fought in the liberation war. Those led to her ouster three years ago.

Grace’s Agenda

“Grace has always had this agenda to get rid of this entire cohort of liberation struggle people,” said Chikwanha. “She is almost succeeding — the war veterans have been alienated.”

While Mugabe is the party’s candidate for the elections, Grace, the president’s former secretary whom he wed in 1996 after the death of his first wife, said on Sunday that she’s ready to succeed him.

Her announcement came as Zanu-PF is planning to amend its constitution at a congress next month to ensure that a woman is appointed to its top body, known as the presidium. It currently comprises the president, Mnangagwa and Zimbabwe’s other vice president, Phelekezela Mphoko.

“We’re experiencing what’s clearly the unraveling of the state under Mugabe and, more significantly, the un-bundling of the securo-state in which Mnangagwa and defense force commander Chiwenga are a part,” said Ibbo Mandaza, head of the Southern African Political Economic Series Trust in Harare.

General Chiwenga in China, did he run away?

 

General Chiwenga is reportedly in China in what is reported to be a medical visit. The General who is  believed to have been a strong ally to the deposed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa  left Harare for China on Sunday night just after meeting with President Mugabe.

It is the timing of his visit that has sent tongues waging that he could have skipped the country after he realised that Mugabe was determined to purge pro-Mnangagwa supporters with ZANU PF, Government and the military.

The official story is that Gen Chiwenga went for a routine medical checkup. Sources tell us that when Gen Chiwenga attended the briefing with President Mugabe on Sunday night he looked fine and in good spirits. He however did not attended the Monday morning JOC  briefing as he had already left the country.

There is no date as to when the General is expected back. It is also perculiar that Robert Mugabe who usually loves to flaunt generals at his rallies did not have a single person from the security services when he attended the solidarity rally today at ZANU PF Headquarters.

There has not been any military comment about the sacking of the Vice President who is also believed to have sneaked out of the country to evade persecution.

Mnangagwa taken ill, still marooned in Zimbabwe – no plane for him

Mnangagwa’s medical report

Contrary to what was reported yesterday that Emmerson Mnangagwa had skipped the country it has been confirmed that he is in the country but fell ill due to stress.

A medical report obtained by this publication indicate that  Mnangagwa was seized by acute gastritis and aesophagitis which indicate an inflamation of the alimentary canal probably from acidic erosion. This is a typical condition during stress especially if the victim has had other underlying conditions.

Mnangagwa had just recuperated from a poisoning episode and he had not been in good health since.

Mnangagwa’s allies were yesterday frantically searching for a private plane to airlift him airlift him to South Africa. Initially a friend of his with from the Lowveld had secured a plane for him and had been scheduled to take off from Buffalo Ranch airport. Munangagwa did not show up.

His former allies appear scared of reprisal, thus as of this publication; Munangagwa was still marooned in the country. A request had been made for a military helicopter but the Commander in Chief Robert Mugabe was not available to sign it off.

 

Grace Mugabe Winning Zimbabwe Power Struggle As The Crocodile Drowns

Robert Mugabe’s former intelligence chief and Gukurahundi mastermind Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired from his post as Zimbabwe’s vice president, plunging the troubled Southern African nation into further crisis.

Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo said Mr Mnangagwa, 75  has been sacked for exhibiting traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability.

Senate President Edna Madzongwe has been sworn in as acting vice-president, reports Mail and Guardian.

The latest developments come after ambitious Grace Mugabe, leader of the powerful women’s league openly declared war Mnangagwa  on Saturday  during a Presidential Youth Interface Rally in Bulawayo and later on  Sunday when she called him a snake and disloyal cadre who has wanted to topple her husband since 1980.

Mr Mnangagwa  was last month also fired from his post as Minister of Justice after being accused of being accused of using the portfolio to target  political enemies .

Mnangagwa, nicknamed the Crocodile, was a hardliner with close links to Zimbabwe’s security services – and a long-time ally of the president, having worked in Mugabe’s office during the liberation struggle in the 1970s.

In the 1980s , Mnangagwa played an active role in the Gukurahundi massacres, which reportedly claimed over 20 000 lives in Matabeleland and Midlands regions .

Mnangagwa’s sudden demotion is likely to pave the way for Grace Mugabe, the president’s wife, to assume more political power,  after next month’s ruling party conference.

 

Breaking – Emmerson Mnangagwa skips the country

 

Fired Vice President Mnangagwa with Sydney Sekeramai and Gen Chiwenga

Things are moving too fast in Zimbabwe. Sources have revealed that former Vice President  E.D Mnangagwa jetted out of the country early morning when it became apparent that he was going to be relieved of his duties.

As reported earlier, Mugabe was preparing to arrest Mnangagwa and Emmerson was left with no option but to skip the country. Apparently an order had been sent to withdraw his Presidential security detail. Mnangagwa however was helped to skip by the military personnel that took over his protection since the Cyanide poisoning incident in 2016.

It is believed that he took off from Buffalo Range  airport on a private plane. His whereabouts are not known.

As the nation waits on tenterhooks it is also remains a mystery as to what Mugabe’s next move would be.

Breaking – Emmerson Mnangagwa skips the country

 

Fired Vice President Mnangagwa with Sydney Sekeramai and Gen Chiwenga

Things are moving too fast in Zimbabwe. Sources have revealed that former Vice President  E.D Mnangagwa jetted out of the country early morning when it became apparent that he was going to be relieved of his duties.

As reported earlier, Mugabe was preparing to arrest Mnangagwa and Emmerson was left with no option but to skip the country. Apparently an order had been sent to withdraw his Presidential security detail. Mnangagwa however was helped to skip by the military personnel that took over his protection since the Cyanide poisoning incident in 2016.

It is believed that he took off from Buffalo Range  airport on a private plane. His whereabouts are not known.

As the nation waits on tenterhooks it is also remains a mystery as to what Mugabe’s next move would be.

Whereabouts of Mugabe not known amidst uncertainty

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe

The whereabouts of President Mugabe is not known amidst the uncertainty engulfing the country following today’s firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In an unprecedented move, Mugabe who was supposed to hold a press conference at 2pm Zimbabwe time did not show up. The statement was read by a visibly shaken Simon Khaya Moyo the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services.

The President’s motorcade was last seen yesterday heading for his Borrowdale home. It was not know whether  it was carrying Robert Mugabe or Grace Mugabe who had just attended an Apostolic Sect rally at Rufaro Stadium.

Sources within the President’s Protection Unit were also unsure whether the President was still in Zimbabwe or not. They also confirmed that the Presidential Guard has been on high alert with all units reporting for parade this morning.

Military sources have also revealed that there was a no holds barred meeting between President Mugabe and Military Commanders on Sunday to brief them of the then impending removal of Vice President Mnangagwa.

The president is said to have cornered Zimbabwe Defence Forces  Commander General Chiwenga and asked him if he still wanted to serve the country. He reiterated the importance of segregation of duties and respect civilian rule. He informed the military commanders that the matter was purely a civilian issue and he did not expect the military to be seized by the matter.

It is unknown what Emmerson’s response would be but judging by his previous subservience this could as well be the beginning of the end for him.

BREAKING: Mnangagwa Fired!

Mnangagwa caught on camera praying with one eye open

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired from both ZANU PF and Government. Addressing a press conference with a prepared statement, ZANU PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said President Mugabe has relieved Mnangagwa of his duties.

Simon Khaya Moyo said Mnangagwa has been relieved of his duties for dereliction , disloyalty and little probity in the execution of duties.

The writing has been on wall for some time given the onslaught from Grace Mugabe and Mugabe himself. Mugabe looked visibly angry when he addressed a rally in Bulawayo.

It is not known what Mnangagwa’s next move will be.

Zanu-PF Youth League Endorses Grace Mugabe to Replace VP Mnangagwa

ZANU-PF Youth League has endorsed the party’s Secretary for Women Affairs Dr Grace Mugabe as the right candidate to occupy the Vice Presidency ahead of the party’s Extra Ordinary Congress set for next month.

The wing’s secretary Cde Kudzanai Chipanga told journalists this morning that Dr Mugabe was the right candidate because her loyalty to the President was unquestionable.

Youth League Secretary Kudzai Chipanga stresses a point during a press conference at the ZANU PF headquarters in Harare yesterday. Picture by Munyaradzi Chamalimba.
Youth League Secretary Kudzai Chipanga stresses a point during a press conference at the ZANU PF headquarters in Harare . Picture by Munyaradzi Chamalimba.

“For avoidance of doubt, the Zanu-PF Youth League is fully behind the Secretary for Women’s Affairs Amai Dr Grace Mugabe in calling for the urgent removal of Cde Mnangagwa from the position of the Vice President both in the party and Government,” he said.

VP Mnangagwa

VP Mnangagwa

“That position is a straightforward jacket and must be handed back to the Women’s League. The Women’s League will guide us on the way forward regarding their preferred candidate. However, keeping in mind that the woman Vice President shall be Vice President of the whole nation, Youth League included, it has ignited us to take interest and position in the selection of the woman Vice President candidate.

“It has to be one who is acceptable and with unquestionable loyalty to the party and its principal the President Cde R.G Mugabe and more importantly one without ambitions to work against the President. The only person possessing such qualities is the leader of the Women’s League none other than Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Amai Dr Grace Mugabe.”-Herald

C.M (32) MDC COUNCILOR ELECT WARD 15 BINDURA SOUTH

C.M (32) MDC COUNCILOR ELECT WARD 15 BINDURA SOUTH WAS TAKEN AT 10PM ON 21 JUNE 2008. HIS HOME WAS DESTROYED. AT THE BASE HE WAS SEVERELY BEATEN WITH IRON BARS. ”YOUR ARE A CLR. YOU HAVE TO DEFECT TO ZANUF OR WE WILL KILL YOU, WE WANT A BY-ELECTION” BOTH LEGS WERE FRACTURED AFTER THE BEATINGS.

J.M. FROM MTETA VILLAGE, MUDZI NORTH

J.M. FROM MTETA VILLAGE, MUDZI NORTH .HOMES WERE BURNED ON 7th JUNE 2008. A GROUP OF MILITIA, WAR VETS AND NEWTON KACHEPA ZPF MP, ON 20th JULY 2008 TAKEN TO CHIMKOKO BASE, WITH SON (17) AND BEATEN BY MILITIA SAYING ”YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE CLEVER, YOU ARE PUPPETS OF MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, TODAY YOU ARE GOING TO TELL US WHERE HE IS ” HE SUSTAINED FRACTURED LEFT ARM AND EXTENSIVE INJURIES TO BUTTOCKS.

MRS. C. (45) MASHAVA MINE

MRS. C. AGED (45) FROM MASHAVA MINE, MASVINGO PROVINCE BEATEN WITH BIG STICKS AT NIGHT BY YOUTH IN ZANU PF T-SHIRTS ON 14 JUNE 2008. THEY SAID ”YOU MUST BE PATRIOTIC, YOU ARE OPPOSITION PARTY”

LATE REUBEN MUTEWE STORY

THE LATE REUBEN MUTEWE OF AGE 38, MDC BRANCH CHAIRMAN, WARD 16, BUHERA SINCE 1999, WAS ABDUCTED BY ZANU PF MILITIA, TAKEN TO BEDZA TORTURE BASE ON 31 JUNE 2008. HE WAS BEATEN USING STEEL BARS ON HIS BACK AND A DEEP HOLE COULD BE SEEN FROM HIS BACK. HE DIED A HORRIFIC WAY.

H.C (32) BINDURA STORY

H.C (32) BINDURA STORY-WAS SHOT IN THE RIGHT ARM AND LEFT LEG AND BEATEN BY ZANU PF YOUTH AND MILITIA IN BINDURA. HIS MOTHER NERIA, SISTER SUSAN ALSO BEATEN AND AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO FORCE THEM TO DRINK POISONOUS PARAQUAT TO TRY FAKE IT AS SUICIDE. THEY REFUSED TO DRINK IT AND THE MILITIA POURED IT INTO THEIR MOUTH AND FACES AND THEY SUFFERED BURNS AND ULCERS AS A RESULT. THEIR BROTHER WAS ALSO SHOT IN THE UPPER THIGH AND DIED THE SAME DAY 20 JUNE 2008. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE NERIA AND SUSAN WERE ALSO CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR RESISTING DURING THE ENCOUNTER.

 

L.D (57) FROM MARONDERA NORTH

HE WAS ATTACKED AFTER VISITING HIS PARENTS IN UMP WHEN 10 ZANU PF YOUTH CAME LOOKING FOR HIS COUSIN. HE WAS AWAY SO L.D WAS ATTACKED WITH A MACHETE ON THE FACE AND HEAD. THEY ACCUSED HIM OF JOINING MDC AND BEATEN HIM SEVERELY AS WELL.