Biata Beatrice Nyamupinga - MP Goromonzi West Constituency
Biata Beatrice Nyamupinga is the member of parliament for Goromonzi West constituency. During the run up to the presidential run off elections in June 2008 , MP Nyamupinga moved around the Domboshava and Chinhamhora communal areas campaigning for the Zanu PF presidential candidate. She was always accompanied by a troop of Zanu PF militia and suspected CIO agents. This team was always seen driving in two Mitsubishi trucks, followed by Nyamupinga’s car a Mazda 626 cream in color. This group hunted and terrorized MDC supporters in the Goromonzi West constituency. The names of the people listed below fell victim to the atrocities of the Nyamupinga militia.
May 29, 2008
An MDC activist in the Goromonzi West Constituency was abducted from his home on 29 May 2008 by the group of Zanu PF militia led by Beatrice Nyamupinga . They heavily assaulted him first, destroyed his homestead, took away his household property and subjected his wife and children to another thorough beating that lasted for hours. They then took him away to their Base at Chogugudza Primary School for another round of torture and beatings he was released after the 27 June elections.
June 11, 2008
A man (identity known) who owned a small retail shop at Chinhamhora Growth Point was abducted in the evening of 11 June 20089 from his shop. The people who attacked him were all members of the Zanu PF campaign team. These militia were led by known ZPF T.M. and was using a car provided by Beatrice Nyamupinga the MP. Victim was severely assaulted at his shop before being taken to Chogugudza Primary School base; he was tortured and transferred to another base in Bindura (Mashonaland Central). He managed to escape from the Bindura base and fled to Mozambique where he sought refuge until October 2008.
June 17, 2008
Known lady was attacked at her home on 17 June 2008 by a gang of Zanu PF Militia sent by Beatrice Nyamupingu. They accused her of supporting the MDC, they assaulted her on the buttocks and she sustained severe injuries. She was warned not to seek any medical help for they would kill her for doing so.
June 19, 2008
Beatrice Nyamupinga and her convoy of three vehicles went to Pote Primary School in her constituency. The youths in her group were led by P. M. who looked for and apprehended known MDC member. They assaulted him in the presence of the MP and she never stopped them from carrying out this barbaric act. They even went on to take him in their vehicles and deposited him at their base at Chogugudza Primary School. He was tortured at the base and was later instructed to go and collect his MDC regalia and bring it to the base. He grabbed this chance and fled to Harare.
June 28, 2008
A group of Zanu PF youths using a party vehicle that had been availed to them by Beatrice Nyamupingu descended on the home of PC in the Domboshava area looking for him. Fortunately P had got wind that the militia was looking for him and had managed to leave before their arrival. This incensed the Zanu PF gang that they destroyed his entire homestead to the ground.
28 June 2008
A headman of a village was attending a meeting addressed by the MP, when R. Z. pointed him out that he was an MDC activist . Zanu PF youths who were accompanying the MP manhandled him and assaulted him before all the people gathered at the meeting. He pleaded with the MP to stop them but she said it was his fault and that he should go through the cleansing process.
Biata Beatrice Nyamupinga was reported to have a left a workshop fuming with anger , that Jestinah Mukoko the director of ZPP, had given a presentation which cited that Goromonzi West constituency had gone through a wave of severe political violence in the period preceding the June 27, 2008 elections.
Many Victims have reported being assaulted by the army based at Domboshava barracks in her constituency reportedly at the instigation of MP Beatrice Nyamupinga.