HARARE – Zimbabwe police on Thursday arrested 10 opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party supporters in Harare and Bindura for allegedly committing political violence, including kidnapping and attempted murder.
“We arrested four people who are alleged to have abducted a soldier in Chipadze township in Bindura and another six in Harare in connection with the burning of a bus,” said police spokesman Andrew Phiri.
“Police are still investigating the cases and some of the suspects have appeared in court.”
The six who were accused of burning a bus in Harare during last month’s failed MDC stay-away were on Wednesday remanded in custody when they appeared before a magistrate’s court on public violence charges.
In the farming and mining town of Bindura, four opposition supporters face charges of kidnapping and attempted murder after they allegedly bundled a soldier into a car they were driving in the township and headed for an unknown destination.
Phiri said, “The soldier managed to jump out of the vehicle but he was seriously injured and is still in hospital.”
The MDC accuses the police of applying the law selectively targetting opposition supporters for arrest while turning a blind eye to Zanu (PF) activists who according to the MDC have committed the most violence since the elections. – ZimOnlinePost published in: News