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14 CCC Activists Arrested In Mutare

14 CCC Activists Arrested In Mutare

Police arrested 14 CCC activists in Mutare on Saturday and charged them with public nuisance.

The CCC members were arrested after conducting rallies to garner support for the party’s candidates contesting for two wards ahead of by-elections set for 7 May.

The CCC candidates, Sekai Mukodza (Ward 16) of Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency and former Mayor, Blessing Tandi (Ward 14) of Mutasa south constituency were recalled by MDC-T.

Those arrested are Chipo Chabvaneyi, Memory Kujeke, Jestina Changorora, Dadirai Wachi, Lina Makore, Gladys Chando, Conilia Mandiringa, Tsamwai Bonyongwe, Natalie Tsaukai, Melania Mpoga, Rosemary Muradzikwa, Elizabeth Sithole, Jeffery Nyamana and Zanele Sibanda.

However, Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson in Manicaland Province, Inspector Nobert Muzondo, told NewZimbabwe.com that he was not aware of the arrests. He said:

I have not been informed about such arrests. Where did you get such information? I am yet to find out if it’s true.

It might be an incident whereby some people are arrested, and it is then politicised, but I am not yet appraised at the moment, and I do not have facts.

Meanwhile, CCC Manicaland spokesperson David Panganayi confirmed the arrests to NewZimbabwe.com on Sunday.

Panganayi said the 14 were detained by police on 16 March before lawyers secured their release on Sunday, around midday.

He said they were made to pay fines pegged at ZW$2 000 each for violating the Criminal Law Codification Act. Said Panganayi:

All of our 14 members who were arrested in Chikanga phase two, have been released today (Sunday) at 12 am after paying fines.

They were eventually charged with public nuisance as promulgated in section 46 as read with subsection (v) of the criminal codification act. As we speak fines have already been paid.

Initially, the police wanted to charge them for contravening some sections of MOPA which govern restrictions on gatherings.

They later on decided to charge them for engaging in a procession without police clearance since the former charge was strong enough to go through the courts.

Public nuisance as a charge is still not good enough because they must demonstrate what sort of nuisance they are referring to.

They just want to derail our campaign ahead of by-elections because the door to door campaigns do not disturb residents’ business.

The playing field continues to be uneven and the cry for reforms can’t be much louder now.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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21 Comments

Boy 1 month ago

madii Ku ma mi sa maPurisa acho Indaba muchingosizwawo imi purai maYouth ayo


Ngorima Mushava 1 month ago

Ngorima Mushava


Ngorima 1 month ago

Ehe ndobva Buhera.Ndini ndorasa nyaya ndoo zvandiri😀😀😀😂


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Saka Indipendence yacho iri papi ipapa? Citizens are not free to do their political activities. The police is partisan. The Judiciary is partisan. Wohea times richiti huyai kuIndipendence celebration. Zimbabwe is not free as long as there is no fairness.


jivas 1 month ago

Is possible for one to agree chane electoral reforms that will vote him out.


Mugabe 1 month ago

Ngorima day rauchaisa X paCCC ndopauchatanga kuona kuti wakamborasika wadzoka mugwara
2023 pinda mkomana


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ngorima mushava 1 month ago

kana vanga vasina Police clearance vanosungwa ,mutemo wenyika hauzvibvumire.....


⚽⚽ 1 month ago

First time kunzwawo zvinhu zvine sence from you @ Ngorima .
I have workmate called Ngorima just like you man, he always offside nothing he says can add value to any discussion just like what you always did on many comments I came across with!! Ndakambofunga kti ihama yako ini haubvi kuBuhera here iwe cz ndokunobvawo that Ngorima
Kutaurawo zvandinoona no hard feelings handitika

1 month ago


Digo 1 month ago

Hongu eee mavasunga muzotiudzavo vaye vafana vegarwe marobber kt zvave papi pinda hako mkomana 🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕


THE FIEND 1 month ago

Politics ye Zimbabwe is like the performance yema Warriors


Bonzo 1 month ago

CCC chazunguta mati madii PaYellow ipapo vote for Change


Ndini Ndadaroo 1 month ago

Statement yekuti chiii. Porisi batai vanhu ava vatanga


THE FIEND 1 month ago

Oh the CCC is still busy with Independence celebrations, they will offer an official statement @Fadzai Mahere.


tentin 1 month ago

Take Zapu on board please. CCC should embrace all


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

This treatment of CCC supporters by Police must stop. Old People's Home supporters use the same methods of campaigning. Police must thrive to be impartial.

[[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ]].


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

PAMBERI NE ZANU PF
PASI NE KA ccc

Ndini Ndadaroo 1 month ago

Munhu wese akafeka yellow ngarowe


Dumbarton 1 month ago

famba yellow famba



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