Zanu PF Police Raid MDC Headquarters
Harare, – Robert Mugabe's police raided Harvest House, the headquarters of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) arresting five people whose charges are yet known.\r\n
The MDC said 30 police officers besieged Harvest House at around 7pm on Sunday night and arrested officials and youths who were at the headquarters. The party said the five arrested are still in police custody.
"About 30 police officers besieged the MDC National Headquarters, Harvest House at around 7pm last night and arrested three staff members – Desmond Ncube, the MDC Youth Assembly National Coordinator, two security officers, Trust Phiri and Hebert Murori – who were at the office. They remain in custody though no charge has been levelled against them," the MDC said.
Tsvangirai last week blasted the police and the courts for leading the arresting and persecution of their officials and supporters since the formation of the unity government of President Robert Mugabe and Tsvangirai.
Meanwhile, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has said police have charged their director, Mcdonald Lewanika who was arrested and released over the weekend. Lewanika was arrested and briefly detained over the weekend at makoni police station without charge.
"Mcdonald Lewanika has been charged with contravening Sect 46.2 of Criminal Law and Codification Act. Police to proceed by way of summons and will remain ceased material," CiCZ said in an alert.
Before the formation of the coalition government police made several raids at the Harvest House in a move that was described by the MDC as meant to intimidate the party. No charges preferred by the police managed to stick in court.
Last week police arrested Elton Mangoma, Ernegy and Power Development minister on fraud charges but Tsvangirai dismissed the charges saying the move was political.