Saturday, October 13, 2012

(NEWZIMBABWE) MDC-T legislator arrested

COMMENT - This is another story leading up to the 2013 elections, to try and sully the reputation of Zimbabwe. This is the only thing the MDC has to offer - plead from help from abroad. They cannot take their policies to the Zimbabwean people, because they have no interest in watching their diamonds being handed over to Anglo-American De Beers.

(NEWZIMBABWE) MDC-T legislator arrested
12/10/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter

MDC-T MP for Mbizo constituency in Kwekwe, Settlement Chikwinya, has been arrested, the party confirmed Friday. Party spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said Chikwinya was being held at Kwekwe Police Station.

"He has been picked up by police on allegations of having implicated a Zanu PF vigilante group called Al-Shabaab in the murders of MDC supporters in the province. We also gather that he is yet to be charged on those allegations,” Mwonzora said.

The MDC-T claims the youth group has been terrorising Kwekwe and surrounding areas in a bid to coerce people into supporting Zanu PF ahead of fresh elections expected next year.

“It’s a group of youths who find inspiration in the activities of Al Shabaab (a Somali militia). Some of them have been arrested by the police and fined,” Chikwinya said in an interview with a local weekly.

“They operate from Kwekwe and surrounding areas and since their leader is a known provincial leader, we can say they operate in the whole province.”

But Zanu PF spokesman, Rugare Gumbo denied any knowledge of the group insisting: “This is the first time to hear about them,” he said.

Chikwinya is the second MDC-T legislator to be arrested this week after Energy Minister Elton Mangoma was also picked up on allegations of insulting the President at a rally held five months ago.
Mangoma was however, released following a caution.

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