MDC Mash West officials arrested for rally slur
HARARE – Eddy Ndirayire, MDC Mashonaland West deputy chairperson has been
arrested for allegedly provoking Zanu PF youths when he addressed a rally at
Nyamakate Business Centre in Hurungwe North Constituency on September 2.
Ndirayire was arrested together with another MDC youth assembly member
Luxmore Zintambila. The duo is currently detained at Chinhoyi Police Station’s
law and order section.
Officer commanding Mashonaland West province assistant commissioner Murwira
confirmed the arrests.
The party’s provincial organising secretary for the province Wilson
Makanyaire told the Daily News that the two were summoned to the provincial
law and order section in Chinhoyi yesterday where they were charged for
provoking Zanu PF youths.
He said the charges were trumped-up. He accused Zanu PF of being desperately
jealous after the successful staging of the rally despite attempts by the
police to ban it.
“The illegal arrests are a sign of desperation on the part of both the
police and Zanu PF,” Makanyaire said.
“They are jealous as they held a poorly- attended rally on the same day just
500m away from us which was addressed by Jabulani Sibanda to intimidate our
members but it did not work. They were shocked by the attendance at our
rally as our members braved the intimidation that characterised our
preparations. That is why they are now resorting to creating unfounded
allegations such as these.”