Pfebve arrested for putting up Tsvangirai posters
By Tichaona Sibanda
The MDC-T parliamentary candidate for Bindura North, Elliot Pfebve, was
arrested on Friday in Mount Darwin for putting up posters of party President
The aspiring candidate, who was leading a campaign team of 12 people, spent
the night in police cells and was released on Saturday without facing any
‘They saw us putting up posters of our president, literally painting the
trees red along the Bindura-Mount Darwin road. By the time we got to Darwin,
the police were waiting for us and falsely accused us of tearing down
Saviour Kasukuwere’s posters,’ Pfebve said.
He added: ‘These are the intimidating tactics that ZANU PF use during each
election. You could tell the officers were getting instructions from ZANU PF
officials and we were kept in cells until Saturday. What frustrates us is
the fact that we were kept overnight for something that we didn’t do.’
In Manicaland on Friday renowned human rights lawyer and MDC-T parliamentary
candidate for Chikanga-Dangamvura constituency, Arnold Tsunga, was arrested
for participating in an illegal procession. 50 party supporters were also
arrested at the same time. Tsunga and some party supporters were detained at
Dangamvura Police Station while the others were at Mutare Central Police
According to reports all of them were released on Saturday after paying
US$20 admission of guilt fines.
Lawyer Passmore Nyabureba, who was representing the 50, said his clients
were accused of participating in a procession with about four vehicles in
Dangamvura Ward 6, without authorization from police.
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