MDC- T activists fined

MDC-T Youth activists, Charles Ngwena and Brian ‘Gwekwerere’ Phiri, who were arrested last week for allegedly burning a Zanu (PF) banner, were fined a further $20 each for accusing police of only arresting MDC supporters.

MDC-T vice District Youth Organiser, Tichafa Mayora.
MDC-T vice District Youth Organiser, Tichafa Mayora.

The MDC-T activists appeared at the local Magistrates Court on Friday and were granted $50 bail for the banner offence.

“The militant MDC youths were simply expressing their dissatisfaction at what they described as selective application of the law in favour of Zanu (PF). This did not go down well with the Law and Order officers led by Hungwe.

The activists could not be cowed by the police and went on making their position clear regarding need for the rule of law to prevail. Unfortunately, at present democratic forces working against the former ruling party, Zanu (PF), cannot have their way before the police,” said a police inside source.

Last week Saturday MDC-T vice District Youth Organiser, Tichafa Mayora, was also detained by police on trumped up charges levelled against him by Zanu (PF).

“A Zanu (PF) youth, Maxwell Chikwarimba, falsified reports to police that Mayora had damaged his power generator motor. He was subsequently arrested and missed the Tsvangirai visit. He was acquitted at the Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The false reports were a Zanu (PF) strategy to derail MDC preparations for the PM’s visit,” said an MDC official.

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