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MDC Youth leader arrested over smashing ZRP bus

by Mandla Ndlovu
17 Feb 2020 at 06:08hrs | Views
The Nelson Chamisa-led  MDC Youths have slammed the police over the arrest of their National Youth Organiser Godfrey Kurauone who has been accused of leads youths to smash windows of Chicken Slice, Net One offices and a ZRP bus in Masvingo.

Kurauone was arrested after the police had an altercation with MDC during a Job Sikhala solidarity march which was led by Chamisa.

Sikhala who was acquitted of treason charges was being accused of plotting to subvert a constitutional government.

In a statement on Sunday the MDC youths said, "Organizer Kurauone is being charged of malicious damage to property with frivolous allegations that he smashed windows of Chicken Slice, Net One offices and ZRP bus. The charge sheet by the police against Organizer Kurauone clearly exposes ZRP's unprofessionalism, incompetence and lies."

The party accused the police of being unprofessional and demanded an apology from the force.

"It is saddening that our police still use archaic colonial antics of arresting to investigate instead of using the modern day standards of investigating first before arresting. It is our conviction that Officer N.E Mubwere who was commanding hooligan Riot Police should be arrested for his unprofessional, unethical and disorderly conduct that provoked members of the public who were calmly going about their day to day routine in the central business district of Masvingo peacefully.

"In one of the incidents, the Mubwere led hooligan Riot Police officers smashed the windscreen of Honorable Happymore Chidziva's car which was parked just outside Masvingo High Court with a canister. As such the MDC Youth Assembly hereby issue a public arrest warrant against Officer N.E Mubwere for his failure to professionally execute his duties which as a result provoked general members of the public."

Source - Byo24News