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President Mnangagwa Confronts Matanga Over Police Ban On CCC Rallies

President Mnangagwa Confronts Matanga Over Police Ban On CCC Rallies

President Emmerson Mnangagwa reportedly quizzed Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga over the ZRP’s frequent ban on Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) campaign rallies across the country.

NewZimbabwe.com reports that the incident happened at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Wednesday last week when Matanga, along with other service chiefs, ministers and senior ZANU PF officials, welcomed Mnangagwa back from his Dubai trip.

Sources at the airport said Mnangagwa took particular exception to the Marondera rally which failed to take place the previous Saturday after police refused to sanction the gathering on the pretext that the party’s notification came at short notice. NewZimbabwe.com was told:

As you know these dignitaries do not like to miss those occasions to show their faces to the president and they line up to greet him. That is when Matanga came up for some roasting.

The president was clearly unamused. I think he spent a minute or so quizzing Matanga on why he was allowing that to happen. He pointed out to him that this was tarnishing the image of the country abroad and inviting unnecessary attention on Zimbabwe.

He was particularly concerned with the Marondera rally which attracted a lot of attention and wanted to know the exact reasons why police could not permit the rally.

Matanga reportedly said the rally was banned because of fears of violence and then immediately blamed the courts for not attending to the CCC application on time.

Mnangagwa who appeared unsatisfied told Matanga to fix the matter.

However, the sources further said it was not clear whether Mnangagwa was genuine in his probing since only two days later, police in Masvingo banned CCC’s rally on the pretext that ZANU PF had booked the same venues ahead of the Nelson Chamisa-led opposition.

The rally only went ahead after the Masvingo High Court quashed the police ban and instructed the police to provide the necessary security.

It also turned out that the ruling party did not have any rallies planned for either Mucheke or Mamutse Stadium as police claimed. The stadiums were empty all day.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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13 Comments

misodzi yegarwe 1 month ago

nhema dzavo 😂


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Crocodile 2 months ago

Matanga adii hake zvinhu akawanda marally avakarambidza zvavanoziva ivo mukuru ko yepaGokwe wani nekuti ivo vanga vari mukwekwe hatibatwe kumeso nezvinhu zvenhema izvi tiri kuno vote isu ini zvangu ziii


change gate 2 months ago

hameno


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Prominent 2 months ago

Kkkkkkk kunzima ezimbambwe


Anonymous 2 months ago

kkkk hanzi @EDmnangagwa was concerned. This is cheap politics, you know hypocrisy for learners. Zvataiita kare kuti wadya chikafu chemwana womhanya kubvunza kuti ko chikafu chemwana chadyiwa nani ndozvirikuita mukuru. They will try to act nice pamberi pevanhu idzo maths dzacho variivo vadziita. Kana nyadzi


🚩 2 months ago

Ah hazive kuti zvonyadzisa president kunze kwenyika. Becoz the Internatiobal media inobvunza kuti chi nhai Dambudzo uchitambudza dissenting voices


Nimrod 2 months ago

liars


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 2 months ago

Matanga acts at ED's orders. If this really happened it was only a cover up game. Why did he not openly address the issue? In any case-"You don't have to say l am sorry for the damage has already been done" umwe rasta akaimba achidaro.

The rallies haana kuitwa and so ine their hearts and meetings vanongoti AKAKA and pat each other on the back.

Pamberi negolden future. Chamisa and crew be careful of a woman called Madam Kuphe. Mukamurega achiti fenenga fene ga kumisa chigwinhi achimira mira kuhigh table hapeno henyu. Hazvisisina kumira mushe mubato. Pamberi neCitizens' Coalition for Change.


Mondo 1 month ago

Matanga was just crushing lice,can zrp show us any letter from zamu pfuu asking for their approval,that's an old fashioned game,these people's kind of thinking belong to history

pumura 2 months ago

kkkkk zim is full of jokes



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