CHINHOYI – The convoy of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa was attacked on Sunday when an unidentified attacker in a silver car threw explosives at the convoy as it headed towards Gadzema Stadium in Chinhoyi for a Thank You rally.
In order to show voters their appreciation for their support in the March 2022 by-election, the CCC is holding rallies in all locations where the party won elections.
They have been encountering problems in almost all the areas they have been to of late as the ruling ZANU PF tries to disrupt these rallies through unethical gimmicks and Sunday was no exception.
On Sunday, a hand grenade exploded a few meters from Gadzema Stadium in Chinhoyi, the site of CCC leader Nelson Chamisa’s rally in what the opposition said was an attempt by ZANU PF to intimidate its supporters.
According to a statement by CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere, explosives were also thrown at the stadium the night before.
“As the motorcade of our Change Champion in Chief Advocate Nelson Chamisa, approached the entrance of the venue, a silver sedan vehicle AFA 1651 sped past and threw explosives at the convoy.
“This incident happened hours after petroleum bombs had been thrown at the venue last night (Saturday) as our advance team was setting up for today’s gathering.
“We condemn this cowardly act,” said Mahere in a statement late Sunday.
Despite the scare, Chamisa proceeded with the rally at Gadzema stadium, Chinhoyi with a large turnout showing CCC is the current force to be reckoned with in Zimbabwe politics.