Zanu Pf has distanced itself from Pius Jamba, who was arrested yesterday facing charges of killing and mutilating CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali in Nyatsime, Beatrice.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, ZANU PF political commissar Mike Bimha accused CCC of staging acts of violence, insisting that Jamba is not part of the ruling party structures.
“I got some reports that the culprit got apprehended and the culprit is in no way one of us, and what I gather is that the opposite is true of those people who had been attacked first,” he said.
He added that President Emmerson Mnangagwa ordered ZANU PF members to shun violence.
“When we had our last Politburo meeting, one of the things that the President said was to condemn any acts of violence, that the party does not condone violence because it does not bring anything… there is no room for violence because we don’t benefit from anything,” said Bimha.
In recent weeks, the ruling party was alleged to be involved in the disappearance of CCC activist Moreblessing Ali, who was found dead in Nyatsime, Beatrice.
However, the ruling party chided, insisting that the late CCC activist was facing domestic violence issues with Pius Jamba at the time of her disappearance.