Victoria Falls councillors & youths are still in police custody

arrestThe four councillors and five MDC youths who were arrested in Victoria Falls are still in police custody as the police officers are saying they are waiting for their boss, a superintendent based in Hwange, to inform them on how to handle the case.

Paulos Chilewede, councillor for ward 5 in Victoria Falls was arrested last week on Thursday. The other three councillors; Bernard Nyamande of ward 1, Nkululeko Nyoni, ward 9, Taruvinga Makoti, ward 10 and the five youths were arrested on Sunday. They are all detained at the Victoria Falls Police Station. The nine are facing charges of disrupting a public council meeting at the Victoria Falls Community Hall last week.

Meanwhile, the trial of Glen View South MP, Hon. Paul Madzore who is facing bogus charges of resisting lawful arrest and assault failed to kick off at the Harare Magistrates Courts as the States witness; Constable Everisto Maponga failed to turn. Hon. Madzore is facing charges of resisting arrest and assualting Maponga of Southerton Police Station at Makomva shopping centre in May 2006. However, Maponga failed to turn up for the trial and the case was postponed to 15 February.

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