Nyamandlovu is under Zanu (PF) legislator and Mines Minister Obert Mpofu’s Umguza constituency.
A group Zanu (PF) supporters, led by the party councillor David Moyo and a war veterans’ leader Judge Ncube, led the take-over of the Nyamandlovu Farmers’ Council.
This was despite the fact that the Morgan Tsvangirai led MDC-T had booked the hall for a party meeting.
Councillor Mxolisi Ndlovu told Radio VOP that his MDC-T party was stopped from proceeding with the meeting on Tuesday by Zanu (PF) militias.
“They have taken over farmers’ council hall and have barred us from using it, telling us that from now on its owned by Zanu (PF). “We had booked the hall on Tuesday for our party meeting but Judge with the help of Zanu (PF) councillor Moyo and some youths threatened us before chasing us away,” said Ndlovu.
Ndlovu said they would take the matter up with the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC). He accused Zanu (PF) of trying to bring violence to Matabeleland North province which he described as one of the most peaceful province in the country.