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'Grossly Unfair', Police Order War Veterans To Remove Yellow T-Shirts

'Grossly Unfair', Police Order War Veterans To Remove Yellow T-Shirts

Police officers on Saturday ordered members of the ZPRA Veterans Association to take off their yellow T-shirts branded with their name and logo.

The war veterans had planned to march from Masotsha Avenue and end at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo statue to commemorate the legacy of the late nationalist and former Vice President who died on 1 July 1999.

The former freedom fighters were stopped by police at Third Avenue and Joshua Mqabuko allegedly because they were conducting an illegal demonstration.

The police claimed their activity was politically motivated and influenced by a certain political party, which also features the yellow colour.

ZPRA Veterans Association Secretary-General, Petros Sibanda, told police that the yellow colour had always been their branding since ZAPU’s inception in 1961.

Sibanda added the Officer Commanding Bulawayo District (the Dispol) had granted them permission to march.

However, police officers on the ground ordered all of them to remove their yellow t-shirts and stop the march.

ZPRA Veterans Association Spokesperson, Buster Magwizi, said the step taken by the police was ‘grossly unfair’. He said:

I am not a coward but we obey the law as Zimbabweans but as ZPRA veterans we no longer have any rights, which have been taken away from us.

The right to demonstrate is a right but here we were not demonstrating but commemorating the day our Commander in Chief passed on.

I sympathise with you a lot because we no longer have freedom in this country anymore if we were ordered to remove our t-shirts and likened to a political party.

We are not a political party and we wore this so that we can be identified in the melee of things. Now how can we do so when we don’t have our own insignia.

It’s very bad in any case, we die the moment we stop talking about things that concern ourselves. If you are not aware you will not be able to do anything else.

Magwizi told CITE that after the event, police revealed that they were also instructed to make sure the veterans removed their yellow t-shirts as that colour was associated with the opposition CCC.

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10 Comments

Top dog 1 month ago

dog eat dog its tyme up guys lets go kusikufa ndekupi its not zim yatakafira ☠☠


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Zimbabwe is in a valley crying for help, but someday Almighty GOD ruler of all creation will see us through the hard times we are in.

SON OF DAVID HAVE MERCY ON US
🙏🏽So be it🙏🏽


Machiavelli 1 month ago

This fixation against Yellow is reaching ridiculous levels. What the Powers-that-be don't realise is that by drawing attention to Yellow at every turn, they are effectively marketing CCC for free.


Gabarinocheka 1 month ago

Yaah yellow hatishaisa hope iyi!


Chawabvunza/WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Has wearing yellow clothes been banned ? Three months ago I read about some citizens who were harrassed and arrested by Zimbabwe Republic Police in the Central Business District for wearing yellow t-shirts. But it boggles my mind as to which Act or law are these guys charged for having contravened ? As far as I know there is no colour which is prohibited from wearing in privacy or in public. Therefore, those who continue arresting or harrassing citizens are abusing Police powers of arresting as invested in them in the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

TICHASUNGIRE VANHU ZVISINA MUSORO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].

YOURS SINCERELY
WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI
[ THE ORIGINAL BUSH LAWYER ]


Kacha kacha 1 month ago

Putting on yellow colour in Zimbabwe nw a crime coz the regime is now panicking doesn't feel comfortable anymore since there some clouds gathered, l see heavy rain coming... ☁️⛈️🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌


Tozivepiko 1 month ago

I wouldn't be surprised if these Zanu-Pf Republic Police wake up announcing that all buildings which are painted yellow and the two strips on the national flag are banned. Is this what Tongogara and Ziyapapa Moyo fought for? No wonder citizens are saying The Rhodesian Front was better than this Looting Zimbabwean govt.


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People 1 month ago

War vet's are cowards that's why this country is in the state it is in.


😾😾 1 month ago

Kwaqala kuyiRED 😆😆


🅼🅰🆁🅰🆅🅰🆉🅰 1 month ago

𝗜 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗵𝘂𝗮 𝗡𝗸𝗼𝗺𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗮𝗹 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝘀𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗽𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗭𝗮𝗽𝘂 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗡𝗸𝗼𝗺𝗼"𝘀 𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗭𝗮𝗻𝘂 𝗽𝗳 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗲.



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