Tuesday, December 31, 2013

(NEWZIMBABWE) MDC-T activist held over Zanu PF office attack
12/11/2013 00:00:00
by Richard Chidza

POLICE on Tuesday arrested another MDC-T activist in connection with the alleged bombing of a Zanu PF district office in the high density suburb of Highfield.

Property whose value is still to be determined went up in flames following a September 28 pre-dawn explosion at Zanu PF’s Machipisa offices. Police could not be drawn into commenting on the arrest.

“Get in touch with CID spokesperson Sharon Musendo,” was all Harare police spokesperson Tadius Chibanda said, adding she was on leave and could not comment further.

National police spokesperson Charity Charamba’s curt response was: “I have not heard about it.”
However, MDC-T youth assembly secretary general Promise Mkwananzi confirmed the arrest.

“Kauzani was picked up by police along with his wife and efforts by his lawyers to see him have not been successful,” said Mkwananzi.

“We are disappointed because our members are being arrested for nothing more than the fear within Zanu PF; fear of the people.”

He added: “It is part of an intimidation campaign. Chidhakwa and Komichi (Morgen deputy party national chairman) have also been arrested on spurious charges.

“(President Robert) Mugabe is afraid that Zimbabweans will try and find a way of demanding their victory which he stole in July.”

Kauzani becomes the second opposition activist to be arrested over the bombing following the brief detention of James Chidhakwa.
Chidhakwa was released after giving a warned and cautioned statement.



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