MDC youths arrested for ZANU violence

Police in Chitungwiza have arrested two MDC youths, Julius Marambakutongwa and Kuda Muchemwa on allegations that they were behind the disturbances that rocked the town yesterday.


The two are detained at St Mary’s Police Station. Zanu PF youths yesterday disrupted, attacked and looted from the organisers of the rally scheduled to be addressed by President Tsvangirai at Chibuku Stadium in Chitungwiza.

The rally had to be cancelled after the disturbances, which happened in full view of the police. At least 50 MDC members had to seek medical treatment at various health institutions.

However, what is shocking is that the police have decided to arrest MDC youths in connection with the disturbances, which were perpetrated by known Zanu PF youths.

When MDC officials tried to make a report on the riots, a police officer at Makoni Police Station, Constable Mudambiwa refused to open a police docket.

Instead, the police are now targeting and arresting known MDC youths in Chitungwiza who were attacked while preparing for the cleared rally by overzealous thugs from Zanu PF.

The MDC identified some of the perpetrators of yesterday’s violence as; Jim Kunaka, the Zanu PF Harare province youth chairperson, Zanu PF’s Chitungwiza district coordinating committee (DCC) chairperson, Wilfred Gwekwete, Luke Luke of Ward 25, Chitungwiza North and Godknows Muzenda, a Zanu PF Harare youth provincial member.

Others are; Nyasha Dziva, Chitungwiza DCC secretary, Dennis Fisher, Lloyd Bhunu, Tichaona Chapfika and Tonderai Kasukuwere. Kasukuwere is a young brother to Zanu PF Politburo member Saviour Kasukuwere.

A reporter with ZBC, Tafara Chikumira was part of the team coordinating Zanu PF’s Chipangano terror group. He was heard communicating constantly with Jim Kunaka on what Zanu PF was doing.

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