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Zanu PF MP runs amok, kidnaps ex-girlfriend

By Ivan Zhakata

HARARE – Mike Gava, Zanu PF’s Mhondoro Ngezi Member of Parliament, is being held in police custody after running amok at the Kadoma Hotel and Conference Centre on Thursday, firing a volley of bullets, before kidnapping his ex-girlfriend.

Tendai Wenyika and Mike Gava
Tendai, younger sister to musician, Plaxedes Wenyika married Zanu-PF youth leader Mike Gava at a colourful wedding in Harare in 2012.

The Daily News is reliably informed that Gava was arrested after he fired three shots in the sky in the hotel casino following a heated altercation with his ex-girlfriend, only identified as Thandeka.

The legislator, who was said to be tipsy, reportedly met Thandeka at the hotel and started charging that she had refused to sire a child with him.

After getting a cold shoulder from the girl, the former youth leader allegedly used force, threatening Thandeka, verbally and physically abusing her.

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Witnesses in the casino said there were attempts to restrain the lawmaker from assaulting and insulting the woman, but Gava allegedly pulled out his gun and fired three shots in the sky, causing pandemonium in the casino.

After causing havoc at the hotel, it is alleged Gava kidnapped Thandeka and drove to his farm in Kadoma, where she managed to escape.

A police report was lodged by Thandeka, leading to Gava’s arrest. The Daily News understands he is currently detained at Kadoma Central Police Station awaiting his court appearance, possibly on Tuesday.

The legislator is facing charges of discharging a gun in public and kidnapping.

Mashonaland West police spokesperson Clemence Mabgweazara said he did not immediately have details on the incident since he was in Bulawayo, but referred questions to police spokesperson, Paul Nyathi, who was not immediately available for comment by the time of going to print. Daily News