Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Correspondent
Zanu-PF Kwekwe Central National Assembly Member Cde Masango Matambanadzo allegedly assaulted the party’s secretary for security for Kushinga District Cde Marco Msipa in Kwekwe on Monday, accusing him of being aligned to the party’s legal affairs secretary, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The incident occurred at around 3pm at Amaveni Shopping Centre.
The assault came just a few weeks after Cde Matambanadzo was involved in a public fist fight with Zanu-PF legislator for Gokwe-Kana Cde Owen Ncube at the same shopping centre over allegations of fanning violence.
Amaveni residents were treated to free drama when Cde Matambanadzo and his bodyguard punched and kicked Cde Msipa while slamming his body against the wall of his shop.
Onlookers had to intervene to save Cde Msipa from further assault after he sustained a deep cut on his eye.
Cde Msipa said he was being accused of being aligned to Cde Mnangagwa and planning to tarnish Cde Matambanadzo’s name.
“He said Cde Mnangagwa was finished and I was wasting time backing him,” said Cde Msipa.
“Cde Matambanadzo and his bodyguard started assaulting me with fists all over the body and the two were hitting me against the wall in their shop.”
Cde Msipa said he reported the matter to the police before he was taken to Kwekwe District Hospital where he was still receiving treatment.
But Cde Matambanadzo refuted the allegations, saying Cde Msipa came to his shop and started insulting him and his bodyguard.
He said it was his bodyguard who had a misunderstanding with Cde Msipa which degenerated into a fist fight.
Police said they would give details on the case today.