13 MDC supporters arrested on the back of Tsvangirai claims of trust in Mugabe

BUHERA – Three more people have been arrested in Tsvangirai's village in Buhera bringing to 13 the number of people arrested in connection with acts of alleged arson and politically motivated violence which took place in Buhera during the burial of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s late wife.\r\n

Manicalnd police spokesperson Inspector Brian Makomeke confirmed the arrest of the 13 people and said the net will soon close in on those who are currently on the run.

He said the 13 are likely to appear in court soon facing charges under the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act, for malicious damage to property.

Addressing a rally in Chinhoyi on Saturday Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said, "there’s no reverse on the inclusive government. There will be insults, but we will get there. We have one project, which is the inclusive government. It has specific policies and specific targets, which is to pull this country out of the quagmire," Tsvangirai said.

"We respect each other, although we may disagree. There’s nothing Mugabe does without me approving and there is nothing I do without him approving."

Meanwhile, police has since released the Deputy Mayor of the City of Mutare, Councillor Admire Mukorera, who was arrested early Saturday and no formal charges were brought against him.

Councillor Mukorera was picked by police around three in the morning and spent the whole day assisting with investigations.

It is suspected that one of the vehicles used to ferry the assailants to village six, where they torched 12 huts, belongs to the Deputy Mayor.

The Deputy Mayor was released after clarifying that his vehicle was being driven by another person on that particular day.

The person is now on the run.

The assailants, believed to be members of the MDC-T, burnt houses, livestock and beat up people for their allegiants to Zanu-PF.

Some agricultural equipment acquired under the mechanisation programme such as scotch carts and a tractor were also burnt.