According to the MDC Bulawayo spokesperson, Edwin Ndlovu, the youths were arrested whilst doing a door to door campaign at houses adjacent to the State House
“While our party youths were doing a door to door peaceful campaign in Saursetown a group of soldiers came in an army truck and arrested them before taking them to the State House. We condemn such harassment of our party members by soldiers,” said Ndlovu.
When contacted yesterday the MDC youths’ lawyer Matshobana Ncube said: “I am still waiting at Saursetown police station but there are being detained at the State House, our hope is that they will be handed over to the police”.
The State House is usually used by President Robert Mugabe during Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) period every year.
In March this year in Harare a Chegutu man was in trouble with security forces guarding the main State House after caught with an unregistered gun. The man Josphat Tarubinga, was handed over to police and dragged to court where he appeared before Magistrate Archie Wochiunga on charges of contravening Section 4 (1) as read with 4 (2) (b) of the Firearms Act, chapter 10:09) for unlawful possession of a firearm.