High Court judge Justice Lucy Mungwari on Friday ruled that the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) campaign rally scheduled for this Saturday at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera could go on as long as the opposition party addressed all the issues raised by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).
On Wednesday, police in Marondera District advised CCC that the star rally could not go ahead after the opposition party proposed to conduct a mini car rally in the town ahead of the event.
That prompted CCC lawyers Jeremiah Bhamu and Obey Shava from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), to approach the High Court challenging the police decision to block the rally. In her ruling, Justice Mungwari said:
Go and resolve the internal remedies which were brought to your attention by the police and after resolving them you can proceed with your rally.
CCC interim organising secretary Amos Chibaya said the Marondera rally will go ahead as planned. He said:
We proceeded with the roadshow today (yesterday) in Marondera and we have done all the preparations for the rally. They cannot stop us from campaigning.