Timba is being tortured at an unknown location: MDC-T

June 26, 2011 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

by MDC-T Information

A Zimbabwean minister arrested allegedly for accusing President Robert
Mugabe of lying has not been heard from since, a lawyer from his party said
Saturday.

“By midnight Friday, I had gone to more than five police stations,” said
Selby Hwacha, of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic
Change (MDC), but there was no information about him.

An official at Harare central police station on Friday confirmed to the
German Press Agency dpa that Jameson Timba, the secretary for international
relations and minister in the premier’s office, was being held there.

“We have been holding Jameson Timba since Friday afternoon. He might appear
in court on Monday,” the official said.

Timba’s arrest Friday has been linked to the publication of an article last
week in which he was quoted as saying that Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party had
lied about the outcome of a summit held by the Southern African Development
Community (SADC).

The weekly Sunday Times reported clashes at the meeting between Mugabe and
South African President Jacob Zuma, the SADC mediator on Zimbabwe.

Timba was facing charges of “undermining the president by calling Mugabe a
liar” and the party now feared for his life, MDC spokesman Douglas Mwonzora
said.

The arrest of Timba is likely to further strain relations in the fragile
coalition government formed more than two years ago and led by Mugabe and
Tsvangirai.

The two have already clashed on a number of issues, including the
appointment of senior officials and democratic reforms. Mugabe is calling
for elections to end the coalition government, while Tsvangirai wants a new
constitution first.

Source: MDC-T Information

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