MDC-T Mutare West parliamentary candidate, Shuah Mudiwa was yesterday arrested by the police in Marange for addressing an unsanctioned rally.
By Obey Manayiti
Yesterday, Manicaland assistant police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda said he would only comment after getting details.
But lawyers representing Mudiwa, who is also MDC-T provincial vice-chairperson, confirmed the arrest.
Blessing Nyamaropa of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said Mudiwa was likely to face charges of holding an illegal rally.
Police have also arrested MDC parliamentary candidate for Zengeza West Gideon Mandaza, on allegations of being involved in political violence.
MDC deputy spokesperson, Kurauone Chihwayi confirmed Mandaza’s arrest, saying he was detained at Harare Central Police station’s Law and Order section.
“We view this as the on-going intimidation by the partisan police working on the instructions of Zanu PF. We demand his immediate release to enable him to campaign freely,” said Chihwayi.
Efforts to get a comment from police spokesperson, Charity Charamba were fruitless yesterday.