The Nelson Chamisa-led opposition MDC Alliance has confirmed the arrest of its Harare East youth chairperson Prince Mutebuka on allegations that he participated in an unsanctioned demonstration sometime in March, in violation of existing Covid19 regulations.
The arrest of Mutebuka, who joins hoardes of opposition officials from the Chamisa camp who have been arrested since the beginning of the national lockdown on March 30, was confirmed this Tuesday afternoon by the party’s Youth Assembly national spokesperson, Stephen Tshuma.
“He is currently at Harare Central Police Station Law and Order Section in company of his lawyer and Vice National Chairman Hon Job Sikhala,” he said.
Tshuma blames the arrest on an ‘illegal’ clampdown by police authorities who allegedly want to silence the opposition for questioning President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy.
“Prince is being charged on trumped up allegations that he participated in an unsanctioned demonstration in Mabvuku sometime in March this year”
“His arrest add up to the number of MDC Alliance activists who have been arrested in an illegal blitzkrieg by ZRP whose sinister agenda is to silence the opposition from questioning Emmerson Mnangagwa’s corrupt and illegitimate regime,” said Tshuma.
He also said the arrests on MDC-A officials ‘are clear cases of persecution by prosecution’.
“It is shameful that the regime is letting real criminals like (Health minister) Obadiah Moyo who fraudulently awarded millions to Gulen Movement terrorists walk scot free while at the same time persecuting innocent civilians”.