Youths engage Zuma over political detainees

The MDC-T Youth Assembly says it will this week formally write to South African President Jacob Zuma over the continued detention of political prisoners.

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

Twenty seven party members are currently languishing in prison, accused of the death of police inspector Petros Mutedza who was killed in a brawl in May. Three weeks ago Solomon Madzore, the assembly’s president, was arrested on the same charge.

Subsequent efforts to get bail for him have been fruitless.

The youth secretary general, Promise Mkwananzi, said the detentions were in contravention of the Global Political Agreement.

“We are dismayed at the delay in delivering justice. We are not going to sit and watch. We will urge Zuma to intervene,” said Mkwananzi.

“We have also engaged churches to organize mass prayers for political detainees. We are going to do everything we can to pressure the regime into releasing them,” he added. Members of the Zanu (PF) vigilante group, Chipangano, have not been arrested or detained even though they continue to brazenly terrorize the people of Mbare.

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