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FULL TEXT: Police Speak On Blocking CCC Rallies

FULL TEXT: Police Speak On Blocking CCC Rallies

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has spoken on security and holding political rallies in the country claiming that the Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC)’s rallies were blocked because the party did not meet the set conditions. In a statement, seen by Pindula News, police national spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the law will be applied without favour. Reads the statement:

ZRP CLARITY ON SECURITY AND HOLDING OF POLITICAL RALLIES IN THE COUNTRY

The Zimbabwe Republic Police clarifies and sets the record straight on security arrangements and the holding of political rallies in view of the current campaigns by parties and aspiring candidates for the scheduled Bye-Elections set for March 26, 2022.

Firstly, it is the responsibility of a convener to notify the local regulating authority who is the Officer Commanding a Police District, of the intention to hold a rally in line with provisions of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA), Chapter 11:23.

It is not just a case of notification, the convener has a responsibility to discuss and agree on the security and safety measures to be availed at the rally for the benefit of the public and the community in general.

sadly, the police has noted with concern that some political parties are adopting a confrontational approach when notifying the regulating authorities on their intended rallies.

We are also concerned that some of the conveners and their legal advisors are resorting to communicating wrong information to their supporters and also using social media to post communication details with the Police without exhausting all the legal remedies provided for under the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA), Chapter 11:23.

In the case of Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC)’s Marondera rally, it is clear that the convener had not complied with relevant provisions of MOPA and was duly advised by the regulating authority, however, the convener and their lawyers insisted that the rally will go ahead while at the same time a court process was in motion at the High Court and subsequently at the local Magistrate Court after Justice Mungwari had ruled that the CCC convener had to exhaust all the domestic legal remedies provided under MOPA before holding a rally. This is on record.

However, on the ground, the convener had already mobilized CCC supporters to gather without sanctioning and conclusion of the court proceedings. The Police has a constitutional responsibility to ensure that all the country’s laws are observed and complied with. In this case the rally could not be sanctioned without the due processes being followed.

It is sad that some political parties are resorting to acts which clearly show that they are not observing law and are acting as a law onto themselves.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police will not compromise on security and safety of the public and expect political party conveners to lead by example and avoid misleading the public. In the same vein, Police reiterates that anyone holding or hosting car rallies will be arrested without fear or favour. Recently the Zimbabwe Republic Police arrested 26 suspects in Harare and Masvingo for holding car rallies while in the process they were blocking traffic, interfering with the smooth movement of the traffic and chanting slogans which include obscene language. The Zimbabwe Republic Police will not hesitate to name and shame politicians who are clearly contravening the law. Political parties are warned against disrespecting the Police, acting as if there are no laws to be observed in the country or untouchable institutions and entities.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is ready to ensure that the forthcoming.

Bye-elections are held in a peaceful environment. Therefore any form of lawlessness by individuals, groups or political parties will not be tolerated.

The law will be applied without fear or favour.

(NYATHI. P) Assistant Commissioner

Senior Staff Officer (Press, Public and Int. Relations)

to the Commissioner-General of Police Police General Headquarters

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53 Comments

Mambo 4 months ago

Animal farm.


Venom 4 months ago

Vote CCC we all know that the police top officials are all bias

CCC FOR Canaan THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY


Purse 4 months ago

Ndoona sekungebaya mayepo some political parties acho amurikutaura ndeapi imi makabanner CCC chete mamwe makadii kumabanner


mhazi of Silobela 4 months ago

how come zanu of rallies are never banned yet it's a lawless party.

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Ukraine 4 months ago

I thought the Police will cite the blocking of Gokwe Rally as an example.


Busy siginal 4 months ago

Hie all CCC suporters


Chen 4 months ago

Nyathi ukatichiiiko , rinoswera ratopera basa ukataura nepasipoo.


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Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

If the ccc can't shape up to the law then they must ship out


4 months ago

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

My brother did not the ccc while still mdc campaign for the current constitution which made that the police force must be a-political? Which means no one is above the law regardless of political affiliation. So my question to you is do you think that the Constitution which is in force irelevent? Food for thought!!!

Anonymous Lawyer 4 months ago

You are hysterical. The Zimbabwe Republic Police is acting as a ZANU-PF project which is wholly unconstitutional, illicit and illegal in its entirety.

There is evident application of double standards by the former in the case of the Citizens Coalition for Change. Which rally has ZANU-PF been denied to host a rally? Does ZANU-PF always hold up to conditions set, if any?

Food for thought!!!

Thula Msindo 4 months ago

We all know what is happening. CCC is targeted with attempts to frustrate its effort. Do you remember Augastine Chihuri? He is holed up somewhere today. Be wise, tomorrow is coming-kharma.
🐺Hey Wena AssCom Nyathi, Thula Msindo🦍


Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

@ Rockafella yes the courts did grant the ccc to hold a rally in gokwe but it cannnot be at the expense of law and order. Did you see how the ccc followers conducted themselves?

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

@ Thula mfo wami I don't get your point. Why are you still living in the past bhuta? We cannot cry over spilt milk.

Thula Msindo 4 months ago

Vybz if you did not get my point simply ignore the comment.
🐵Nawe Thula Msindo🦍

Rockfalley 4 months ago

@Vybz Kartel
"ADVOCATE/PASTOR CHAMISA COULD NOT HAVE DESCRIBED ZANU PF COMMAND BETTER THAN THAT THEY ARE "QUACKING AND SHAKING" IN THEIR LONG AND OVERSIZED TROUSERS.

CCC HAS GONE TO THE HIGH COURT IN GOKWE AND MARONDERA CASES AND WON THEIR CASES,BUT POLICE WENT AHEAD AND BANNED THOSE TWO RALLIES. IF POLICE GO ON TO FOREGO HIGH COURT JUDGEMENTS, THEN THEY CONFIRM THAT THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW IN ZIMBABWE.

ZR POLICE BAN CCC RALLIES FOR VERY FLIMSY REASONS. THEY BANNED GOKWE RALLY ON THE GROUNDS THAT HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA WAS GOING TO HOLD HIS RALLY IN KWEKWE, SOME GOOD DISTANCE OF 140 KILOMETRES APART.

PERHAPS LET ME TELL POLICE THAT WHEN HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA HOLDS A POLITICAL RALLY HE WILL HAVE STOOPED DOWN TO WEAR ZANU PF JACKET AND NOT THE JACKET OF THE HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE.

POLICE BAN CCC FROM BUSING SUPPORTERS TO THEIR RALLIES, BUT ZANU PF BUSES SUPPORTERS FROM BULAWAYO, FILABUSI, KEZI AND GWANDA FOR A BEITBRIDGE RALLY.

FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED. CCC MUST USE THIS EXPERIENCE TO PLAN 2023 HARMONISED ELECTIONS."
BUSHLAWER

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

What's your point?

Dhuterere 4 months ago

The police does nt make laws bt shld enforce laws so this business of becoming the law and the enforcers at the same time is unconstitutional


Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

Gonna City inouraya nyangwe isiri team yangu😂😂😂

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

@ King saka ukuda kuti zanu iratidze mubepa kuti ya it's application for a car rally mubepa here so for you to believe kuti no one is above the law?

Gamba 4 months ago

ko man city nepalace zvakamira cey guys

King 4 months ago

Ko zanu yakaita car rally ndiani akasungwa?

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

Is MOPA not a law? If you gays claim to be lawyers how is it you want to hold rallies @ anytime you want yet there is a law for you to notify the police even ZANU PF is following that same law. What makes you special?

The time is ripe 4 months ago

The time is ripe 🍞🍞🍞🍉🍉🍓🍎🌽🍍🍼and there is a shaking, mighty shaking for that matter. Giants are falling and with a loud bang. When giants fall they never rise again.


Gamba 4 months ago

bhora reMan city rakamira sey


Gamba 4 months ago

bhora reMan city rakamira sey


4 months ago


Wellington Munetsi Mhofela 4 months ago

Ngaapinde Hake Mukomana. Nyathi and your Cdes your days are numbered.


trr 4 months ago

takaenda takaenda CCC


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I HAVE GREAT RESPECT TO THE OFFICE OF SENIOR STAFF OFFICER [ PRESS, PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ] ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER PAUL NYATHI.

YOU LAMBASTED CCC CONVENERS FOR BEING CONFRONTATIONAL. PLEASE ALLOW ME TO ARGUE THAT FOR MARONDERA CASE, CCC APPROACHED THE HIGH COURT. DO WE DESCRIBE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THE LAW THROUGH THE HIGH COURT AS CONFRONTATIONAL ?

WE WERE INFORMED BY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS THAT CCC WAS BARRED FROM HOLDING THEIR RALLY BECAUSE THEY HAD INCLUDED CAR RALLYING. SURPRINGLY ZANU PF HOLDS CAR RALLIES AT ALMOST EVERY RALLY.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF YOU HAD TOLD US EXACTLY WHAT THE MARONDERA CONVENOR DID WHICH CONTRAVENED MOPA. MOPA IS AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT WHICH IS LOADED WITH SECTIONS, SUB SECTIONS, PARAGRAPHS AND SUB PARAGRAPH.

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER PAUL NYATHI, IT WAS UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU ONLY DEALT WITH MARONDERA RALLY YET CCC HAS BEEN BANNED TO HOLD THEIR TALLIES AT GOKWE AND BINGA.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMED US THAT THE GOKWE RALLY WAS BANNED BECAUSE HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA WAS HOLDING HIS RALLY IN KWEKWE ON THE SAME DAY !!!!! KWEKWE IS OVER 140 KILOMETRES FROM GOKWE. WE NOW TEND TO AGREE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS BECAUSE YOU WILLFULLY FAILED TO GIVE REASONS WHY CCC GOKWE RALLY WAS BANNED.

THE SAME THING GOES WITH CCC BINGA RALLY WHICH WE READ IN SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS THAT OFFICER COMMANDING HWANGE DISTRICT, CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT AGNES ROBERT, BANNED THE RALLY ON THE PRETEXT THAT HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA WAS GOING TO HOLD HIS ZANU PF RALLY ON 17 MARCH 2022, YET CCC RALLY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD ON 15 MARCH 2022, A FULL 48 HOUR PERIOD APART. WE TEND TO AGREE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AGAIN BECAUSE YOU DID NOT TELL US WHY THE CCC BINGA RALLY WAS BANNED.

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER PAUL NYATHI, ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOUR REGULATING AUTHORITIES OR OFFICERS IN CHARGE STATIONS DO NOT SUPPLY POLICE OFFICERS AT CCC RALLIES ? YET THEY BAR SOME RALLIES ON FLIMSY REASONS THAT THEY ARE THIN ON MANPOWER.

[ DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MWONZORA. VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ]

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Dominic Chinenge 4 months ago

The truth is the ZRP is acting in a partisan manner and there is selective application of the law with a bias against the CCC. Unreasonable and oftentimes unfair conditions are imposed on the CCC while other parties are given free reign. For example, the CCC is barred from bussing its supporters but Zanu Pf uses scores of ZUPCO busses. The CCC is not allowed slogans but ZanuPf chants "pasi nemhandu" at will. Road blocks were imposed on the Highfields rally but for Zanu Pf & Mwonzora there are no roadblocks. When the CCC asks why all the favouritism the ZRP says they are confrontational. The CCC decides to be law abiding by seeking redress at the High court and you still bar them after the court declares that they can go ahead. Even Generari Chiwenga blames the ZRP for barring CCC rallies. Dr. Guni a Zanu Pf Aftivist said the Police are acting in a barbaric manner which gives Zimbabwe a bad name. In fact ZRP is sabotaging ED becoz internationally ED is seen as an evil man who bars his opponents from fair contest. ZRP is actually violating the Constitution by restricting freedom of assembly and association and political participation through flimsy and partisan conditions imposed on the CCC. Paul Nyathi is an amateur liar. Let me conclude by saying, "Ghod Bress Pumura. Owd Pumura. Ghod Bress Bhuruwayo. Ghod bress Zimbabwe."


Jerah Choko 4 months ago

Don't blame police assistant commissioner, he is also a ZANU PF spokesperson/worker


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

VYBZ CARTEL, YOU STOLE MY ARTICLE, BUT STILL YOU FAILED TO APPEND MY SIGNATURE. YOU ARE HOPELESS.


Rockfalley 4 months ago

Read carefully my post. The one l quoted BUSHLAWYER is in quotation marks and at the end l clearly stated that it is words extracted from THE BUSHLAWYER's commend. Handi **** munhu.

MuGrade 2 4 months ago

Kikiki wagara uchimbonetsa wangu,so anything bad it's you

MuGrade 2 4 months ago

It's Rockfalley not e troublesome Vybz Kartel kikiki. ..

Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

Are you drunk or simply crazy why would I steal from you?

Zim2 4 months ago

The ZRP are instructed to act with utmost FEAR & FAVOUR.


CCC FAN 4 months ago

Achapwa madziva tichabata maramba
Change is taking over the .Revolutionary parties be warned ,you have messed up the economies including ZANU ne ANC


Vybz Kartel 4 months ago

Usati kana maguta ny3mba mofemerwa be madzimai enyu munzeve kuti baba ndarota Nero Ava president naizvozvo takuda kutora hutungamiri ahheeee unondiona⚡⚡⚡⚡

Moyo 4 months ago

Police take instructions from their boss Zanu pf


Dombo@07 4 months ago

Mr Paul Nyathi don't just hand pick the Marondera case...didn't you stop the Gokwe rally after the court had given the CCC party an order to proceed with the rally?What about the Binga rally? You blocked them twice under the guise that Mnangangwa ane function ikoko zvitaurei ika..The people need to know


🇿🇼Tʜᴇ Cɪᴛɪᴢᴇɴ 4 months ago

ZRP ɪs ᴀɴ ɪɴsᴛɪɢᴀᴛᴏʀ ᴏғ ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴄᴇ, ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴛʀʏɪɴɢ ʙʏ ᴀʟʟ ᴍᴇᴀɴs ᴛᴏ ᴘᴏᴋᴇ ᴠɪᴏʟᴇɴᴄᴇ ᴏᴜᴛ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ CCC ʀᴀʟʟɪᴇs. CCC ɪs ᴀ ᴘᴇᴀᴄᴇғᴜʟʟ ᴍᴏᴠᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ ᴀ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ's ᴘʀᴏᴊᴇᴄᴛ ʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ᴛᴏ ʀᴜʟᴇ. Iᴛ ɪs ɴᴏᴡ ᴄʟᴇᴀʀ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ ᴏᴘᴇʀᴀᴛɪᴠᴇs ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴀɴᴋs ᴏғ sᴜᴘᴇʀɪɴᴛᴇɴᴅᴇɴᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀʙᴏᴠᴇ ᴀʀᴇ Zᴀɴᴜ ᴘғ ᴀᴄᴛɪᴠɪsᴛs. Tʜᴇ ᴏɴᴜs ɪs ᴜᴘ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴍᴀɪɴ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ ᴏғғɪᴄᴇʀs ᴏʀ ᴍɪɢʀᴀᴛᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴘᴏʟɪᴛɪᴄs ᴛʜᴇ Cʜɪᴡᴇɴɢᴀ ᴡᴀʏ.❎🖕


Homo Erectus 4 months ago

ZRP is a violent instrument of Zanu Pf. They are 100% partisan and in bed with ZanuPf. why does ZRP make up all these pre gathering rules for CCC only and not ZanuPf. Chihuri and now Matanga are wrecking the ZRP, but the international community is taking note of all the times that they, ZRP, are making life difficult for a democratic CCC. The elections will be declared unfair and possibly null and void by observers.ZRP is part of the ZanuPf destruction of Zimbabwe.


Tanu Mark Finnity 4 months ago

ZRP u are full of nonsense and full of corruption but please note that your days are numbered all this will com to an end and your bootlicking days are over. The yellow Nation is coming come 2023 Nero is heading straight to the white house CCC is here to stay and stay in power is what we will do in 2023


Game changer 4 months ago

Something unexpected is going to happen come 2023 kusi kufa ndekupi people are languishing in extreme poverty yet a few elite people are enjoying


Rockfalley 4 months ago

Vybz Cartel uri muswe we ZANU. BUTSU DZAKABOOKA, MUSORO BANGU, MU ONE ROOM MUNE ma rize. Ndomaunogara. Izvozvi hapana kana chauinacho basa ndereku ngoitwa muswe we ZANU.


. 4 months ago

keep calm God is watching


Obey 4 months ago

Pamberi naChamisa pamberi naye CCC CHAUYA CHEGA CHAUNGA


Mahusiku 4 months ago

TrustED


DZG 4 months ago

this is politics straight but what can we do the law was ment to protect the law makes not everyone.


DZG 4 months ago

this is politics straight but what can we do the law was ment to protect the law makes not everyone.


DZG 4 months ago

this is politics straight but what can we do the law was ment to protect the law makes not everyone.



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