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Guruve police ban Crisis Coalition meeting
Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
October 23, 2007

Guruve police in Mashonaland Central province today, 27 October 2007, banned a Crisis Coalition meeting they had earlier sanctioned.

The Dialogue and Rural Outreach meeting scheduled for tomorrow, 24 October 2007, which the authorities had approved was banned in order to allow war veterans in the area to have their meeting.

The Guruve programme is part of a series of meetings that the Coalition is holding in rural areas to discuss issues related to the harmonized elections set for next year, the talks between the MDC and ZANU PF and the political environment in the country among other pertinent issues.

War veterans are currently carrying out nationwide demonstrations in support of President Robert Mugabe as the ruling ZANU PF party's candidate in next year's presidential election.

The police indicated that they did not have the manpower to provide security at both meetings. They asked the Coalition to cancel the meeting and have it on a later date.

In Zimbabwe, the police stand accused of selectively applying the law in favour of ZANU PF.

The ban is an affront to the current negotiations between ZANU PF and the MDC where the opposition and civil society groups are demanding the restoration of Zimbabweans' civil and political liberties as one of the ways of creating a democratic society.

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