BY TATENDA CHITAGU
MASVINGO — MDC-T MP for Zaka West Festus Dumbu and the party’s Triangle ward
28 party secretary Tawanda Chiriga Imbayago were detained for three hours on
Friday for organising a funeral procession.
The two were charged under the notorious Public Order and Security Act
(Posa) for leading the funeral procession of a daughter of a party member
Dumbu, an employee of sugar conglomerate, Tongaat Hullet said he was
summoned to Triangle Police Station where he was asked to answer to the
charges of violating Posa.
He said they had ignored Zanu PF orders not to put on party regalia at the
of the daughter of MDC-T deputy district organising secretary for Chiredzi
West, Victor Nyahuma.
“I spent about three hours at the police where they took a statement from me
and charged me with violating POSA saying we had not notified them of the
procession we had while burying the daughter of our party member last
Sunday,” Dumbu said.
He said ZANU PF youths identified as David Chiwa, Peter Murambwa and one
Hlatshwayo intimidated and scared away mourners, including the local AFM
church members, from attending the funeral wake of Bliss Nyahuma, but
nothing has been done to them.
He said it was surprising that he and Imbayago were arrested for not
notifying the police about the funeral.
Police spokesperson, Inspector Tinaye Matake, could neither confirm nor deny
the incident, but said he was yet to be briefed over the arrest.
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