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Stop selective application of law
July 11, 2011
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) seem keen on maintaining their unpopular
antics of visiting and dropping suspicious letters at MDC members
houses and recently they were at Youth Assembly President Solomon
Madzore's residence. Madzore has not been staying at the house
The action of
police has not deterred Madzore from his real change duties, just
over the weekend he was in Malipati and Boli in Masvingo province
addressing MDC youth meetings. Youth Assembly strongly condemns
the behaviour of the state security aimed at cowing the vibrant
youth leader into submission.
We do not tolerate
such actions, it is against the letter and spirit of the Global
Political Agreement (GPA). The Zimbabwe Police seem to be campaigning
for Zanu PF in their selective application of the law. The arrests
of government Ministers and MPs from the MDC is a clear testimony
of Zanu PF's hand in the operations of the police. They continue
to arrest purported anti Zanu PF activists while leaving several
criminals in Zanu PF.
MDC Youth Assembly
condemns the further postponement of trial for the case of Claris
Madhuku, Director of Platform for Youth Development (PYD). Madhuku
who was arrested
on spurious charges was arrested in May at Rimbi township while
facilitating a meeting. The case continues to be postponed unnecessarily
due to trivial reasons.
As the Youth
Assembly we are obliged to speak out against such injustices in
our country. The police maintain their clampdown on civil society
We also wish
to congratulate the Mighty Warriors for lifting the Zimbabwe flag
high routing Banyana Banyana of South Africa in the COSAFA final
over the weekend. We share with the rest of Zimbabwe the success
of the girl child and salute the entire squad for making Zimbabwe
proud. We encourage the Young Warriors to emulate the Mighty Warriors
and work hard to bring home success in their next national assignment.
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