Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (Zipra) ex-combatant, John Gazi last week spent a night in police cells in Bulawayo after he allegedly deflated tyres of a vehicle belonging to Zanu PF supporters who were trying to invade his farm.
BY NQOBANI NDLOVU
Gazi was arrested on Thursday afternoon and detained at Nkulumane police station following the altercation with Zanu PF supporters who wanted to subdivide his Honey Bird Kop farm, situated about 40km along the Bulawayo-Plumtree Road.
They first invaded the farm early last month.
Gazi confronted the Zanu PF supporters who were allocating themselves portions of his farm before he deflated tyres of the Toyota Hilux vehicle they were travelling in.
The vehicle, which had no number plates, is suspected to belong to State security agents.
He was arrested for malicious damage to property and was taken to court on Friday. The courts granted him $50 bail and his trial is due to start on December 14.
Gazi confirmed the developments yesterday. “All I want is the invaders to leave my property,” he said in a telephone interview.