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Notorious ZANU (PF)'s Provincial Secretary for Security for Midlands, Owen Ncube, alias Mudha Mugabe, also believed to be a CIO operative has struck again. Villagers in Zhombe and Sagushle villages in Kwekwe rural are now living in fear after Amos Ncube reactivated the ZANU-PF terror machinery ahead of crucial polls set for next year.
The Crisis Report team has gathered that Ncube has been recruiting youths from Zhombe and the Salagushle resettlement area in Kwekwe and Kana village in Gokwe to intimidate and threaten MDC supporters with death if they continue supporting the former opposition movement. A reliable informant from Kwekwe who refused to be named for security reasons told the Team that 'Mudha Mugabe' is also forcing villagers to attend ZANU Pf rallies where ZANU Pf youth militia are recording the names and identification numbers of everyone present at the rallies as well taking names of those who do not attend the rallies.
In July 2012 Ncube disrupted the Joint Operations Monitoring Implementing Committee (JOMIC) peace rally held at Mbizo 4 Shopping Centre in Kwekwe. Member of Parliament for Mbizo, Honorable Settlement Chikwinya also confirmed the incident highlighting that efforts are also being made to engage with the Kwekwe ZANU-PF leadership in a bid to stop individuals like "Mudha Mugabe" from fermenting political violence. He also advised that major mechanisms should be put in place to engage all political parties to work towards minimising cases of political violence.
In June 2012, 'Mudha Mugabe' is reported to have terrorized gold panners at the Sherwood mining area, forcing them attend ZANU Pf meetings every week or face eviction from the mine. Mudha is also part of the senior ZANU-PF officials that were sucked into an illegal gold mining scam in Kwekwe who included retired Air Vice Marshal, Henry Muchena; ZANU-PF Buhera North Member of Parliament, William Mutomba and former Labour Minister, July Moyo. Mudha was quoted by the NewsDay newspaper speaking at the rally as saying:
"ZANU PF had fought in the liberation struggle to ensure that Zimbabweans owned their land and the minerals in it and therefore had rights to control who mined at the fields. Only the sons of Midlands will be allowed to enter the fields and they will do so through party structures, those that are not known within the party will not have access and those from outside the Midlands will not be allowed here. €
Ncube's onslaught on the Midlands province is reported to have began in the year 2000 during the Parliamentary elections where as the Zanu (PF) district security chief for Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa's constituency, was involved in the mobilization of a gang that abducted and burnt the house of Kwekwe Central MP, Blessing Chebundo who defeated Mnangagwa in the Parliamentary election. Minister Mnangagwa is now relegated to the rural Chirumanzu-Zibagwe constituency while Amos Ncube is reportedly in a tussle for Gokwe-Kana with Flora Buka, who belongs to a rival ZANU PF faction that was led by the late General Solomon Mujuru.
A leading enforcer for Minister Mnangagwa, Mudha Mugabe, is said to have also vowed to deliver the Kwekwe parliamentary seat back to his master in polls that are likely in Zimbabwe next year.
"I will see to it that Zanu (PF) reclaims all the wards that were taken in Kwekwe and Gweru by the MDC. I will quash the MDC because they are enemies of the revolution," Ncube said.
In the Midlands province, the Crisis Report Team was informed that Muda Mugabe also operates with other tyrants waging a relentless war against members of the MDC. Amongst those named as Mudha's cohorts are sitting MPs, Lovemore Mupukuta (MP Mapfungautsi) and Dorothy Mhangami (MP Gokwe),
Others fingered in the 'Mudha' led violence also include ZANU PF members, Jairos Mapenduka and John Mapenduka.