The Zimbabwe Republic Police Saturday 25 September 2022 arrested five members of the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) for conducting a meeting in Bikita, the party claimed.
CCC, led by Nelson Chamisa, a former Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services during the Government of National Unity (GNU), posted on social media platforms on Monday:
The @PoliceZimbabwe in Bikita East on Saturday arrested our change champions for conducting a party meeting. The arrested members are; Zebron Gumireshe (36 yrs), Petros Honye (69yrs),Levy Vhundukai (42yrs), Rumbidzai Kusakara (33yrs) and Rosalia Svaruka (46yrs).
This report comes when the party is calling for the release of its Members of Parliament, Godfrey Sithole (Chitungwiza North) and Job Sikhala (Zengeza West) as well as 14 Nyatsime activists who were arrested in June over the 14 June 2022 violence which erupted at the funeral wake of slain CCC activist Moreblessing Ali.
The opposition party claims that its members are being arrested on trumped-up charges adding that the arrests are political.