MDC Director Of Security Quizzed Over Dossier

Harare – Zimbabwean police this week interrogated MDC director of security Kisimusi Dhlamini over a dossier he compiled and submitted to the Attorney General (AG)’s Office detailing the mass murder of his party’s supporters.

Human rights lawyer Andrew Makoni told reporters that Dhlamini, a victim of state sponsored abductions, visited the dreaded Criminal Investigation Department (CID)’s Law and Order Section at the Harare Central Police Station on Tuesday after being summoned by the police.

Makoni, who is also the chairman of rights group, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)said police detectives had during the past two weeks left several written messages at Dhlamini’s residence and at his offices at Harvest House, the MDC’s party headquarters summoning him to the police station.

The human rights lawyer who accompanied Dhlamini said his client was interrogated for six hours by six detectives over the circulation of the dossier which was submitted to the AG and to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

“He (Dhlamini) was interviewed extensively on the document. They asked him how the document had been circulated on the internet and we were very clear that he didn’t circulate the document,” said Makoni.

The MDC through Dhlamini recently submitted a record with details of the alleged murders of MDC supporters and officials in military led pre and post 2008 election violence and requested the AG to take action on the basis on the information.

The MDC alleges that more than 100 of its supporters were killed and thousands more displaced between April and December 2008 when soldiers and militia loyal to ZANU PF waged a violent presidential election campaign in support of President Robert Mugabe’s candidature after he lost the first round of presidential elections to MDC leader and now Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Mugabe went on to declare himself the winner of the June 27 presidential election after Tsvangirai boycotted the run-off election to protest against widespread violence that claimed the scalps of several of his supporters.