The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) summoned some residents of Harare’s Tynwald suburb to present themselves at Warren Park Police Station for allegedly planning a demonstration against Harare City Council.
The residents, who were represented by Charles Kwaramba and Paida Saurombe from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), presented themselves to the police.
According to ZLHR, the residents wanted to protest against Council’s decision to allocate land meant for a primary school in their area to a private developer. ZLHR said:
We are accompanying representatives of some aggrieved Tynwald residents to present themselves at Warren Park Police Station after they were summoned by Police Zimbabwe and state security agents for allegedly planning to stage a demo Wednesday against the City of Harare to protest against parcelling of land meant for construction of a primary school in the high-density suburb to a private developer.
The residents want the City of Harare and government to ensure their children have access to state-funded education by building a school in their suburb as children are currently having to walk long distances to and from Kuwadzana and Dzivarasekwa to get primary school education.