Chiefs Masunda, Madyangove and Madamombe said they have received life threatening messages from Hungwe and Huruva who want to ‘deal with them’ for openly denouncing them.
“We are not sure of what they are planning about our lives. Their youths are threatening to deal with us so we are not sure of the exact action which they are going to take against us. These men (Hungwe and |Huruva) are known for their violence and ruthless behavior,” said Owen Mudzivo, Madyangove spokesperson.
The chiefs are accusing Hungwe and Huruva for meddling in their chieftainship. The two are also accused for firing village heads and headmen who do not give them ‘enough’ political support.
After a meeting at Chief Madyangove homestead last week, the three chiefs agreed to summon Hungwe and Huruva to answer their charges.
|In an interview with Radio VOP, Hungwe laughed and said that he will never be intimidated by ‘weak chiefs who try to employ cheap political tactics’ on him.
“They have no powers to call me to such meetings; I owe no tribute to chiefs. I am a politician who won by popular votes and no chief will have the capacity to kick me out of office,” said Hungwe.
Hungwe denied having intimidated anyone. “I never intimidated them, maybe they are afraid of their shadows,” added Hungwe.
However, the chiefs said despite the threats, their resolution that they will campaign against Mugabe if the two are nominated to represent Zanu ( PF) in Chivi still stands.
“Of course we are afraid of our lives but that does not change our resolutions on these two errant politicians,” said chief Mudzivo.