MDC-T spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora, claimed that his party had madeÃ¢â‚¬Â¨numerous reports of politically motivated violence against theirÃ¢â‚¬Â¨supporters mostly in areas such as Mashonaland Central, MashonalandÃ¢â‚¬Â¨East and the Midlands provinces.
He told The Zimbabwean his party has been riled by the lack of action. The ZRP, however, denies the claims, saying they are in the processÃ¢â‚¬Â¨of prosecuting those accused of fanning political violence.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Ã¢â‚¬Â¨“No police action has ever been taken against the ZanuÃ¢â‚¬Â¨(PF) perpetrators of violence and other electoral or post-electoralÃ¢â‚¬Â¨abuses,” said Mwonzora. “This shows us that there is still selective application of theÃ¢â‚¬Â¨law in Zimbabwe.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Ã¢â‚¬Â¨We reported cases of violence in areas such as Mbare, Mount Darwin,Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Muzarabani, Zaka, Bikita, Gokwe, Mutoko and Mberengewa but Ã¢â‚¬Â¨no action has been taken.”
He accused the police of acting on behalf of Zanu (PF).Ã¢â‚¬Â¨“The police are simply an extension of Zanu (PF),” saidÃ¢â‚¬Â¨Mwonzora.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨The province’sÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Petros Masikati, referredÃ¢â‚¬Â¨questions to the ZRP Provincial General Headquarters.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Police national spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner CharityÃ¢â‚¬Â¨ Charamba, refuted the allegations by the MDC-T.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Ã¢â‚¬Â¨She said some of the perpetrators of political violence had actuallyÃ¢â‚¬Â¨been convicted while the cases for others were still pending.
“People are actually going to court over those issues. Some of themÃ¢â‚¬Â¨have been remanded in custody and some have been convicted,” she said.Post published in: News