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Five CCC Activists Arrested 'For Wearing Yellow T-shirts'

Five CCC Activists Arrested 'For Wearing Yellow T-shirts'

Five opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activists, including one pedestrian, were arrested by the police in Harare, allegedly for blocking a pavement and disturbing the flow of human traffic in central Harare.

The activists were charged for public nuisance but they claimed that they were arrested for wearing their party’s yellow T-shirts.

Early this week, the Nelson Chamisa-led CCC abandoned its MDC Alliance name and red colour and unveiled yellow as its official colour.

Human rights lawyer Lynnet Phiri said the six were released after paying a fine of $2 000 each for obstruction of traffic. He said:

They have been released. They paid a $2 000 fine. Right now, we are taking Erasmus (Nyandoro) who was assaulted by the police on Thursday to the hospital with the assistance of the Counselling Services Unit.

CCC deputy spokesperson Gift “Ostallos” Sibiza decried the arrest of the party activists, describing them as “a clear reflection of how the State wants to restrict dissenting voices.”

However, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi disputed the claims, saying the six had committed a crime by blocking a pavement along Julius Nyerere Way and Robert Mugabe Avenue. He said:

It is really unfortunate that people run to social media and post about yellow regalia.

They were arrested for blocking a pavement as they were chanting party slogans, so the police intervened and others ran away while some were arrested.

So the arrest has truly nothing to do with their regalia.

More: NewsDay

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17 Comments

R'G 5 months ago

ON THE STRATEGIC SIDE OF THIS MATTER YOU WILL SEE THAT ITS ALL PLANNED AND THE WHOLE THING IS GOING SMOOTHLY ITS ONLY THE BEGINNING .


The Terraces 5 months ago

Ko nhai Chamisa
Madii kungogadzira maT-Shirts eYellow akawanda matipa tose. Takatomamirira kuno.


Mhazi of silobela 5 months ago

Isu kuno ku Silobela tirikupfeka ma Y'ello t-shirts ema warriors..... Handiroviki...

M a citizen

💛💛💛💛 5 months ago

I think kungo tenga yellow cap, yellow T/shirt or just go plain yellow bho

🤫🤫🤫🤫CCC🤫🤫🤫🤫 #NHM 🤠🤠🤠🤠

MT 5 months ago

This story is fabricated CCC must not try to get attention with cheap politics


Bright 5 months ago

Saka vakomana vebhora avo vachachinja ma jerseys here


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Tino 5 months ago

Hatizvidi tomhanya na CCC


Tkt 5 months ago

Ini ukango,mira pamberi pangu uchi taura zvisina basa ndotoku,mamisa ndapedza ndoenda kuMAFIA rangu wochajiwa nePUBLIC NUISANCE iyoyo toti unneccesary NOISE POLLUTION in public, womama


Totito 5 months ago

Tibvire apo Tkt, asi kurova mhepo pa free pindula platform ndozvainogona bedzi. Huya ku ghetto tikugadzirise size nxaaa

Bright 5 months ago

😃😃😃

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

THE UNFORTUNATE THING WHICH CCC ACTIVISTS DID WAS TO PAY DEPOSIT FINES. PAYING A DEPOSIT IN TERMS OF THE LAW IS INTERPRETED AS YOU HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT YOU HAVE TRULY COMMITTED THE OFFENCE.

I ALSO KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE PAY DEPOSIT FINES JUST TO AVOID DETENTION WHILE POLICE PREPARE A DOCKET FOR THE THEIR COURT APPEARANCE. THEREFORE, JUST FOR THAT REASON THAT THESE CCC ACTIVISTS PAID "ADMISSION OF GUILTY FINES" MEANS THEIR COMPLAINTS HAVE SUFFERED "STILL BIRTHS".

BUT I BET YOU IF THESE ACTIVISTS WERE ZANU PF, Z... REPUBLIC POLICE WOULD NOT HAVE ARRESTED THEM. THEY WOULD HAVE JUST ASKED THEM TO CLEAR OFF THE ROAD AND LET THEM GO FREE. YES, THAT IS THE ZIMBABWE WE LIVE IN !!!!!

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MuGrade 2 5 months ago

I can safely say the claim by e activists is childish n lack substance...after 2009 none has ever been arrested for wearing party regalia,they just wanna spread falsehood


MuGrade 2 5 months ago

It seems e majority of CCC supporters are against a different point of view...just stomach it , vomiting your dia* is e sign of immaturity,weakness, idiocy n dictatorship tendencies,in short u are a hard copy of zanu pf supporters...be Civilised... don't show us how you behave at your homes...

Raslalo 5 months ago

Zigrade 1 garo rine mhezi

Zodoc Chikaponya 5 months ago

Uri Dako

Doroguru 5 months ago

Zvatanga so. Asi hatidzori tsvimbo nekuti bveni rabata kumeso. Huyai muCBD nhasi ndakatopfeka yangu.
CCC ☝️
Yebo Yellow ☝️
Everywhere You Go ☝️


Zodoc Chikaponya 5 months ago

Inonzi ZANU REPUBLIC POLICE iyoyo


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