Cop targets MDC businesses

A police officer identified as Frank Katandika of Dombotombo Police Station, allegedly threatened to shut down businesses run by MDC-T District vice Organizing Secretary, Tonderai Chitaguda.

Eli’s Takeaway was targeted by a disgruntled policeman for being an MDC-run business.
Eli’s Takeaway was targeted by a disgruntled policeman for being an MDC-run business.

Eyewitnesses told The Zimbabwean that Katandika stormed into Chitaguda’s Eli’s Takeaway last Monday night and warned that MDC had no right to run businesses in the country. He proceeded to assault the manager, Elizabeth Mandaza.

On arrival at the station, the cop allegedly asked for a baton to further discipline MDC members.

“The police refused to open a docket against their violent colleague and clearly told us that they had not witnessed any violence in the charge office. To date, no docket has been opened in this regard,” said Chitaguda.

Continued visits to the police station failed to yield any positive result. He said he would not be cowed by anyone into closing shop, as he believed that it was every citizen’s right to run a business as long as it was in compliance with the law.

Police officers at the station confirmed the incident, but said their hands were tied, since Katandika was a former Border Gezi Youth Trained Zanu (PF) cadre.

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