Cops ban MDC meetings
Police in Mberengwa East have banned all MDC meetings in the area while Zanu
(PF) meetings are being held freely.
by Zwanai Sithole
The MDC-T chairman for Mberengwa East, Ketrush Mubaiwa Moyo, told The
Zimbabwean this week that police were refusing to sanction even private
meetings for the party’s local leadership in the area.
“All our structures from branch to district levels are failing to hold
meetings in the area,” said Moyo.
“Last week we wanted to hold a district meeting in preparation for our
forthcoming anniversary in Bulawayo, but the meeting was disrupted by the
police. We are convinced that this is politically motivated because Zanu
(PF) is being allowed to hold its rallies,” said Moyo.
Midlands’s provincial Police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko, said
he was not aware that police had banned MDC meetings in the area.
“I am not aware that our colleagues on that side are denying others parties
an opportunity to hold their meetings. I have to verify that with the
regulatory authority in Zvishavane,” he said.
The MDC-T has also accused the police of banning MDC meetings in Mashonaland