The Bulawayo Provincial Structure of MDC A has suspended the Chairlady Tendai Masotsha, amid revelations that she might have been linked to the abduction and torture of Tawanda Muchehiwa.
Muchehiwa, nephew to ZimLive Editor Mduduzi Mathuthu, was abducted after Masotsha invited him for a meeting to assist her with the distribution of liers.
An MDC A official of the Bulawayo Province, confirmed to Zimbabwe Observer that Masotsha was placed on suspension pending an investigation to the allegations.
“We are investigating,” she said during a brief interview with Zimbabwe Observer.
Masotsha will be informed of her suspension by the provincial party secretary tomorrow.
Muchehiwa said on the day he was abducted, on 30 July 2020, he received a call from Masotsha, who said she had flyers that could be used in the protests the next day and wanted to his help in distributing them. He said:
At around mid-morning on July 30, my cousin Advent Mathuthu was driving to a hardware shop on Fife Avenue Extension. I asked to accompany him.
While in town, I received a call from Masotsha, who said she had flyers that could be used in the protests the next day. She parked her vehicle and jumped into our BMW, carrying only a handbag.
… Advent was in a rush and needed us to secure the material at the hardware shop, so he drove off and we agreed we would drop Masotsha by her car on our return.
Muchehiwa further revealed that after his abduction, his two cousins were arrested and later released yet Masotsha, who had brought all his troubles, was neither charged nor arrested.Example Ad #2 (only visible for logged-in visitors)
This has led to suspicions that Masotsha either voluntarily or under duress led the abductors to Muchehiwa.