Charges for their arrest remain unclear but the MDC maintains that the arrests are politically motivated.
Meanwhile, police in Harare have banned the MDC Youth Assembly from holding a peace march in central Harare next month. On Monday, the MDC Youth Assembly secretary, Promise Mkwananzi notified the police of the party’s intention to hold a peace march in central Harare on Saturday 16, October 2011.
The peace march is in support of calls by President Morgan Tsvangirai and Zanu PF’s Robert Mugabe for the creation of a peaceful environment in the country. The two leaders have urged the youths to be peaceful and not to be used by politicians to perpetrate violence against innocent people.
However, the Youth Assembly was today informed by the police that the police had banned all public marches except those organised by government ministries or departments.Post published in: News