MDC-T MP Chibaya arrested

Mkoba MDC-T House of Assembly member Amos Chibaya is back again in filthy police cells. This follows his arrest in the process of reporting a violence case in which his vehicle was extensively damaged by ZANU (PF) youths.

Amos Chibaya
Amos Chibaya

Chibaya together with Midlands South MDC-T Treasurer, Livingstone Chiminya, were locked up by the notorious Law and Order cops on Sunday upon arrival at Gweru police station where they had gone to make the report.

The Zimbabwean gathered that on Sartuday Chibaya addressed a Peace Rally in Mberengwa. Soon after the event, his driver picked up some supporters on the way back to Gweru while Chibaya followed in another vehicle.

When the driver arrived at a shopping center at Guine Fowl about 10km from Gweru, they stoopedto have some refreshments. Rowdy ZANU (PF) youths who were listening to Mbare Chimurenga’s song Nyatsoteerera at the shops, became violent at the group and later stonned the vehicle.

When Chibaya went to report the case on Sunday, he was arrested and accused of starting the violence.

Reginald Chidawanyika, his lawyer, said police had taken warned and cautioned statements from Chibaya and Chiminya.

“We are now waiting for them to be presented in court so we can fight for their freedom. The situation is disturbing,” he said.

In February this year, Chibaya was arrested and held in deplorable police cells at Mtapa station for a week while accussed of assaulting a soldier. The soldier later on disowned a police docket that chronicled the crime saying Chibaya never assaulted him. The case is still pending at the courts.

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