Machipisa violence victims still battling with pain- MDC Youth Assembly
Two MDC activists who were severely assaulted by Zanu PF thugs at Machipisa shopping centre on the 4th of June 2011 are still in pain after sustaining serious injuries.
The MDC activists Raymond Saidi and Austin Masanza both of ward three in Mbare constituency were severely assaulted by five Zanu PF activists at Machipisa Zanu PF district offices.
The two had gone to attend Real Change Peace rally at the Zimbabwe grounds and were passing through Machipisa shopping centre on their way to the venue of the rally. Clad in the party regalia they were dragged into the Zanu PF offices where they were severely assaulted with iron bars and broomsticks.
The matter was reported at Machipisa police station who were reluctant to pursue the case till it was reported to senior officer at the station leading to the arrest of one of the perpetrators. The other four were believed to have escaped and have not been arrested to date.
The two activists sustained serious injuries from the assault and were rushed to Avenues clinic where they spend one week before being discharged. They are still having serious pains and are going for review tomorrow.
We condemn the selective application of the law with regards to political violence. The murder of a police officer has led to the arrest of innocent people in the name of investigation but this matter has not even been pursued with seriousness. The MDC Youth Assembly calls for the Zimbabwe Republic Police to show seriousness when it comes to maintaining real peace in the country and adhering to the rule of law.
This is a clear sign of ZANU PF’s ruthless and diabolic acts that are going unnoticed by country laws. The police rushed to arrest Hon Timba while thousands of gross human rights abusers are walking scot free, the likes of the notorious Joseph Mwale who killed young Chiminya in cold blood.
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