The Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa is set to launch its by-election campaign on Sunday, 20 February 2020.
The event will be held at Zimbabwe Grounds, Highfields, Harare and will be addressed by Chamisa.
The CCC rally comes eight days after both the ruling ZANU PF and the Douglas Mwonzora-led MDC-T both launched their by-elections campaigns in Epworth and Highfields respectively.
CCC has claimed recently that its election campaigns have been disrupted by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) while ZANU PF and MDC-T are allowed to conduct their programmes without molestation.
In a tweet on Tuesday evening, freelance journalist and award-winning filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono suggested that the Government may attempt to frustrate Chamisa’s rally by crippling public transport. He said:
Mishikashika yose yanzi ngaibatwe. (All pirate taxis and omnibuses will be pushed off the roads).
They are desperate to stop Nelson Chamisa’s rally where he will be launching CCC’s by-election campaign.
The idea is to immobilize the transport system so that prospective rally attendees won’t find transportation to get them there!
Yesterday, CCC deputy president Tendai Biti was arrested at Spar, Letombo, in Msasa/Greendale and taken to Law and Order Department at Harare Central Police Station before he was transferred to Rhodesville Police Station, a short distance from Harare Central Business District.
Following the intervention of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Biti was released without a charge.
Biti was arrested while on a “meet and greet” campaign as he is the CCC candidate for Harare East constituency in the 26 March by-election.