MDC-T branch chair detained in military barracks

January 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

By Tichaona Sibanda

Mystery surrounds the detention of an MDC-T branch chairman, held in
military barracks following his arrest on Wednesday by Bulawayo police.

Twenty-eight year-old Happison Ncube, an ex-soldier and chairman of the
Cowdray Park branch of the MDC-T, is being held at Brady barracks after he
handed himself in to the police on Wednesday.

Officers from the Police Internal Security Intelligence (PISI) had visited
his home last week and left a message for him to report to Luveve police
station, with the papers that showed he had resigned from the army.

Ncube presented himself to the police but was arrested and handed over to
the army. Our correspondent Lionel Saungweme said: ‘Ncube told the police he
resigned from the army through the normal procedures whilst based at the 4
Brigade headquarters in Masvingo. The army has insisted they will take him
back to Masvingo to verify his story,’ Saungweme said.

MDC-T officials in Bulawayo have been left baffled at the way the
authorities are treating Ncube, despite the fact that he voluntarirly handed
himself in to the police. They believe he’s being punished just because he’s
a senior MDC-T official.

‘They are saying here is a man who presented himself to the police but they
are now treating him like a criminal. The MDC officials are arguing that if
they had issues with the way he left the military they could have simply
checked their records and not dragged him to military detention as if he’s
been absent without official leave,’ Saungweme added.


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