Zanu-PF Central Committee Member Arrested For Theft

Magwizi also a councillor for ward eight in Chivi is expected to appear in court soon.

Magwizi is accused of having slaughtered cattle belonging to a Dengu family and sold the meat after having connived with other party youths. The police from Chivi denied commenting on the issue referring all the questions to Masvingo.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tinaye Matake said he needed more time to look into the facts of the matter.

“I was not in office for some time. I am not fully furnished with the specific details of his (Magwizi) matter but I can come back to you once all the details are available,” said Matake.

Cliford Dengu confirmed that their cattle were stolen and Magwizi was the chief suspect.

“He is the chief suspect in this case. This is not the first time for this man to be fingered in some criminal activities. Our major worry is that the police often get intimidated by Zanu-PF politicians so they get away with their cases at our expense,” said Dengu.

This is the second time for Magwizi to be arrested after he was elected to be Zanu-PF councillor and central committee member respectively. In 2008, Magwizi was arrested for stealing tones of maize which was meant for the general public in his ward.

Efforts to get a comment from Magwizi were unsuccessful.