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Police question Peter Bokosi
Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA)
May 18, 2007

Tuesday, 15 May 2007 1000hrs: A police Chief Inspector from Marimba Police Station came to Peter Bokosi's home in Mbare and interrogated him on the petrol-bombings of Zanu PF offices and police stations in Harare.

Bokosi is the Ward 11 Chairperson for the Combined Harare Residents' Association (CHRA) in Mbare National.

According to Bokosi, the Chief Inspector, who identified himself as Chiobvu said he had come to get his statement on the nature of his beatings so that a report is compiled and given to government medical doctors.

"I told him everything that he needed to know but denied ever being involved in the petrol bombings of Zanu PF offices and police stations in Harare," Bokosi said. "The policeman returned on the following day but failed to see me. He then came on Thursday around 1000hrs and took me to the doctor at Harare Remand Prison where a medical doctor examined me."

At the same time I was advised to see Detective Inspector Rangwani of the Law and Order at the Harare Central Police Station and reported twice to his office but failed to see him.

It remains unclear why the Law and Order Section still wants Bokosi to report at the police station because he was part of the group released after the High Court ordered their immediate release from custody on bail on 10 April 2007.

Bokosi will be back in court on 1 June 2007 for his routine remand hearing together with several other pro-democracy activists, in detention since 27 March 2007 when armed police rounded up people suspected to have petrol-bombed Zanu PF offices and police stations around Harare in a widely condemned operation.

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