“We are launching the Free Solomon Madzore Campaign in Bulawayo tomorrow morning. We are frustrated and saddened by his continued incarceration hence we are now taking a series of campaigns to the streets to ensure his releases.
“The campaign will be in the form of a car rally where we will moving around the Central Business District in a long convoy of MDC T cars, blowing horns, with banners and distributing fliers calling for the release of our youth leader,” Bekithemba Nyathi, the MDC T youth assembly chairman for Bulawayo said during a press conference on Friday held at the party’s offices.
Madzore has been languishing at Chikurubi Maximum Prison following his arrest in October connection with the killing on a Glen View policeman, Petros Mutedza.
“This is one of the many Free Madzore Campaigns that we are rolling out as the Youth Assembly in the following weeks until he is released. His continued incarceration is political hence we are also taking a political stance to ensure his release immediately,” he added.
Tsvangirai in December came under fire from his party’s Youth Assembly for failing to ensure the release of Madzore, saying he is treating the issue with kid gloves.
Promise Mkhwananzi, the MDC T youth assembly secretary general said they wanted the party to treat Madzore’s arrest in the same manner it treated treasurer-general Roy Bennett’s arrest.
“If you look for example at the arrest of Roy Bennett you had the party actually pulling out of the government of national unity as a way of registering their disagreement in terms of arrest that were attached to Roy Bennett and we would have expected the same for Solomon Madzore,” Mkwananzi said then in a press release.