YAT Board member arrested

Youth Agenda Trust (YAT) board secretary Simbarashe Moyo was yesterday (Tuesday) arrested by police in Chitungwiza while addressing residents over various challenges facing the town.

Moyo was addressing hundreds of residents who have become increasingly infuriated by poor service delivery in the town as well as the on-going demolitions in Operation Murambatsvina (Restore Order) style that has left families stranded.

Moyo was arrested together with officials from Chitungwiza Residents Trust who had convened the meeting. He is being charged with convening a meeting without police clearance. He is currently held at Makoni Police Station but is expected to be transferred to Harare Central Police Station.

Speaking to the residents, Moyo who is also the chairperson of Combined Harare Residents Association called on the government to immediately halt the demolitions as they are harming innocent residents while corrupt politicians who are behind the land chaos are walking free.

YAT programs manager Lawrence Mashungu has castigated the police for arresting the ‘wrong’ people and insisted that land barons who stole state land should instead be behind bars.

“It is really surprising that the police have chosen to arrest the affected people instead of corrupt politicians. They should release these people instead and jail people who have brought untold suffering to the people of Chitungwiza,” Mashungu said.

YAT will today (Wednesday) meet with its structures in Chitungwiza as it seeks to find a way to assist hundreds of youths who have been left homeless by the exercise.

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