By A Correspondent| A Bulawayo-based human rights activist has said he is now being targeted by state security agents following his remarks on devolution.
Speaking to this publication, 39-year-old Gedeon Mpofu said he has already sought refuge in South Africa at the moment following the incessant surveillance and trailing by suspected state agents.
“I had no choice but to flee to South Africa temporarily because I couldn’t stand being followed by unmarked vehicles every time.
“On another day I was shocked when an anonymous caller told me to ‘behave’ or face the consequences”, revealed Mpofu.
Narrating his ordeal, the human rights activist said what could have attracted the threats are his remarks on devolution.
“While on a road show with a local theatre organisation I frankly told the Zanu PF government that it was humming on devolution but continuing to sideline the Matebeleland region.
” I also spoke that before any Gukurahundi reforms President Emmerson Mnangagwa need to apologise for the remarks he made during the atrocities”, added Mpofu.
The revelations by Mpofu comes hardly a month after a Gukurahundi memorial plaque at Bhalagwe in Maphisa, Matabeleland South province was destroyed by suspected state agents.
For speaking against the Zanu PF regime, Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna was dethroned in 2019 after having jailled over flimsy charges. He is currently exiled in UK.