Police Quiz MDC Supporters Fleeing Violence

In an alert issued on Thursday, rights group, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said two policemen who claimed to be stationed at Mabvuku Police Station visited Silveira House and quizzed three pastors namely Reverend Useni Sibanda, Reverend Wilson Mugabe and Reverend Josephat Umali.

The police sought explanations on why the fear stricken supporters had sought shelter at Silveira House and whether they had come from Epworth, one of the volatile areas, which has been engulfed by political violence as well.

The police recorded the names of all the people, their identity particulars and residential addresses.

The 61 people are part of the more than 100 who were raided by police and briefly detained on Monday at a church premise in Harare’s Glen Norah suburb.

ZLHR also said in Mabvuku, four Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agents and three policemen on Thursday quizzed Tsuro Makona of the Zimbabwe National Network of People Living With HIV/Aids (ZNNP+) for organising a Community Aids Forum, which the human rights organisation jointly convened together with the African Regional Youth Initiative in the high density suburb of Mabvuku. The meeting was disbanded as the CIO agents and the police demanded to see a copy of the police
clearance letter.