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Stop selective application of law
MDC Youth Assembly
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 of late.

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 activists.

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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