The arsonists left a note at the scene which read in part; Tell (President) Tsvangirai, (Manicaland province chairperson Julius) Magaramombe and (Mutasa Central MP Trevor) Saruwaka to join Zanu PF. Their power of the tongue will not stop us to fulfil our plan, we will continue to demonstrate. If you continue to support the MDC, you will support it in heaven.
A report was made at Mutare Central Police Station and police officers visited Mutizawafas homestead where they took statements but no arrests have been made. Meanwhile, Machete Magena, the MDC Youth Assembly chairperson for Mutare West district in Manicaland province was arrested on Monday on spurious charges of holding an illegal meeting two weeks ago. However, the charges are false as the date the meeting is said to have taken place; Magena was in Bulawayo for the MDC 3rd National Congress. He is detained at Mutare Rural Police Station.
In Harare, the trial of Hon. Elton Mangoma, the MDC Deputy Treasurer General and Energy and Power Development Minister will resume next Monday, May 16 at the High Court. Hon. Mangoma is facing trumped up charges of corruption and abuse of public office. He was arrested early this year and spent two weeks in remand prison.
Today, the court case of Hon. Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC national spokesperson, Nyanga North MP and Copac chairperson and 30 other MDC activists was postponed to 23 May at the Nyanga Magistrates Court. Hon. Mwonzora and the activists are facing trumped up political violence charges. Hon. Mwonzora was excused from reporting to the police once a week as part of his bail conditions as he is attending to urgent business of uploading data at Copac.
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The MDC Today – Issue 192Post published in: Uncategorized