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Mudenda law firm targeted

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Jeffrey Muvundusi
in BULAWAYO

UNIDENTIFIED people on Monday evening painted the offices of a law firm belonging to Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda with threatening red graffiti, in a development that observers said was politically motivated.

This also comes at a time the tough talking Mudenda has been a subject of ridicule from the MDC camp aligned to Nelson Chamisa after he allowed the recall of four members of parliament siding with the youthful leader who is embroiled in bitter fight for control of the party with Thokozani Khupe.

The Supreme Court recently nullified Chamisa’s ascendency to the party presidency in February 2018 as unconstitutional and thrust Khupe at the helm as acting president.

The court ordered Khupe to convene an extraordinary congress to elect a new president.
When the Daily News crew yesterday visited Mudenda Attorneys offices in the city centre, multitudes of people were taking photographs of the graffiti.

Some of the messages scribbled on the precast wall read: “We are coming for you! You will regret! You Work for Satan! Ediots!”

Mudenda yesterday told Daily News that he has since alerted the law enforcement authorities to take up the matter.

“The matter is with the security people, that’s all I can say for now,” he said.
Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said they were yet to receive the report.

Meanwhile, Church and Civil Society Forum (CCSF) national chairperson Englistone Sibanda yesterday condemned the attack, which he described as barbaric.

“It’s really a sad development. His law firm is private property, so targeting his property is uncouth, barbaric and primitive.

“The police should do everything in their power to bring to book these culprits because we cannot tolerate this form of lawlessness,” he said.

He added: “We can’t really tell who is behind the attack at the moment but it’s clear someone has a political motive.”

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