Zimbabwe’s MDC MP arrested

police_zim_roadblockHarare, Movement for Democratic Change MP for Marondera Central constituency Ian Kay was on Friday morning arrested by police from the dreaded Law and Order division in Harare on suspicions of possessing illegal drugs and arms.

MDC national welfare officer Kerry Kay, wife to the MP, told RadioVOP on Friday afternoon that six police details who were in civilian attire stormed the couples Helenvale House in Harare armed with a search warrant.

They had a search warrant saying that their boss had reason to believe he (Kay) was in possession of all sorts of illegal drugs and unlicensed firearms,” said Kerry Kay.

They searched the house and the garage but found nothing except for our firearms which are licenced up to date. They then said they were taking him to Harare Central police station for statements.

According to the search warrant which was issued June 03 and signed by the Officer Commanding CID Drugs Chief Superintendent Njodzi, police had reason to suspect Kay was in possession of dagga, cocaine, heroine, hashish, ecstasy, pornographic material, smuggled goods, unlicenced firearms, and unregistered and expired drugs.

She said she suspected this could be part of Zanu (PF)s intimidation campaign against MDC ahead of the constitution making process.

Kerry said her husband sourced drugs, rubber gloves, syringes from an American church which he would distribute to hospitals in his constituency with the full knowledge of the authorities. She said this had been going on for four years without any incident.

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