They Want To Kill Our Supporters: MDC-T
Harare, July 04, 2011-Zimbabwe Republic Police has declared war on Movement
for Democratic Change supporters for invading police stations.
Police accuse the MDC-T for invading their offices whenever their activists
“We have observed a worrisome trend amongst MDC activists that whenever we
arrest any MDC member/s for committing crimes, they mobilise themselves and
invade police stations harassing and threatening officers, thereby
disturbing and compromising security and smooth running of the station.
Should such conduct manifest itself again we will invoke the necessary
standing orders as they relate to security of police establishments and we
will use necessary force to ensure compliance, besides invoking the
applicable laws, “the police said in a statement it inserted in the state
controlled Sunday newspaper.
The police said MDC activists invaded Rhodesville and Matapi police stations
last month in search of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s senior aid
Jameson Timba who was arrested.
“It is unfortunate that the behaviour of invading police stations is
synonymous with the MDC.Thruogh admission in media reports the MDC have
invaded Rhodesville and Matapi police stations in the latest arrest of Mr
Jameson Timba. It is invasion like these that will not be tolerated in
future and may everyone please take heed, “the police added.
Contacted for comment MDC-T spokesperson Daglous Mwonzora said “The police
want to use this as an excuse to maim and kill our supporters. There were no
such invasions and it’s untrue for the police to say that. When Minister
Timba was arrested our members visited a number of police stations trying to
locate him since thepolice did not want to tell us which police station they
had put him.
Our members wanted to give Minister Timba some food and warm clothing in the
MDC has been complaining about the selective application of law in the
country, especially the continued arrest of its members. The police recently
declared war against MDC when it accused the party supporters of killing one
of officers in Glenview.
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