56 year old Cosmos has been the victim of political violence due to his opposition to the ruling Zanu PF. Cosmos hosted MDC (Movement for Democratic Change) election campaign meetings at his house in the run up to the 2008 election. Zanu PF supporters accused him of turning his house into a base and threatened to kill him. On 26 June, the eve of the Presidential run off election, about 30 Zanu PF supporters came to his house. He fought them off with the help of six young people. But they came back and the intimidation continued daily until the election passed.