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Christian Alliance want an audience with Chihuri over safety of victims

“The police came in the morning and interrogated the victims together with pastors Wilson Mugabe, Josphat Umali and myself,” Sibanda said.

 

“They said they were from Mabvuku Police Station and asked why the displaced people were at Silveira House and whether they had come from Epworth.
“We explained everything to them and they went away, only to return at night with a ZBC news crew where they threatened victims and left them very traumatised.”

Sibanda said the Christian Alliance was seeking audience with Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri to register their anger over the police’s failure to protect the victims against violence and the raiding of private properties offered by well-wishers as temporary shelter.

“We also want the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to come in and restore sanity in Harare before the ongoing lawlessness spreads to other areas,” Sibanda said.

“We have already met some of the ambassadors from Sadc with this plea that the regional bloc should intervene because Zimbabwean authorities have shown beyond doubt that they lack the capacity to stop this.”

The police have said both Zanu PF and MDC are equal contributors to both current and previous political violence, with spokesman Wayne Bvudzijena last week writing a media statement chronicling several incidences of violence, all of which he blamed on MDC-T.

But MDC-T responded by chronicling incidents where its supporters were attacked by alleged Zanu PF militants but police have refused to act.

They included the burning down of Mbare councillor Paul Gorekore’s flat and the invasion of Town House by Zanu PF youths.

Police have not made any arrests a month later despite the fact that The Herald splashed pictures of the marauding youths on its front page.

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