Muzungu braved armed state security agents at Mugabe’s offices and staged the daring protest dressed in placards reading: ‘Mugabe should go now’ and ‘People demand a clear election road map crafted by all interested parties’.
The uniformed and armed defence forces remained in a state of shock until CIO operatives arrived and took him away. Muzungu was bundled into a CIO truck and driven behind the Munhumutapa Building. Mugabe was reportedly out of the country when Muzungu staged the protest.
Business at Munhumutapa Buildings ground to a standstill as passersby admired the brave spokesperson.
“The CIO hailed insults at me as they warned that I was wasting my time and energy since Mugabe would never be deposed the Tunisian or Libyan way,” said Muzungu from the Harare holding cells. “Later one of the CIO brought an old aluminium plate with human waste and a can of urine for me to take as breakfast.”
Police sources said they were struggling to find a reason to charge the protester.
“The Law and Order Section of the police was at pains to find a suitable chapter under which to charge Muzungu. The notorious POSA was out of question as the protest was a one man operation. They also struggled to bar him from going to court as the accused said he wanted his arrest clarified before the courts as he did not commit an offence. He simply wanted to send the message to Mugabe that he had spoiled the country and should step down in the interest of the people’s welfare,” said a police spokesperson.
Human Rights Lawyers representing Muzungu also indicated that their client should be taken to court since his rights were violated and the CIO abused him. He was later released after paying a $20 fine for a flimsy disorderly conduct charge.
When The Zimbabwean visited the Police Station, members of the force could be heard pleading with Muzungu to ‘simply pay the little fine and go home’ as they were under instructions not to let the event draw public attention through the media. Muzungu said he decided to embark on the one man protest as he realised Zimbabweans were hesitant to spearhead revolts.
“I want to give my life to the people’s revolution and others can take up the struggle from where I left off.”
The outspoken MDC99 activist went down in history as the first ever Zimbabwean to march to Mugabe’s Munhumutapa offices, put his head on the cutting block and challenge Mugabe out of office. Eye witnesses were inspired and even the security forces admired him.
“I wonder what would have happened if Zimbabwe had several men of this calibre. Maybe one Muzungu is not enough for the task at hand,” a police officer could be heard whispering to his colleague at the Central Police Station.Post published in: News