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  • MDC members attacked in Mbare
    Movement for Democratic Change
    March 15, 2013

    Nine MDC members were this afternoon assaulted by unruly Zanu PF supporters at Nenyere Flats in Mbare, Harare.

    The nine were assaulted while putting up MDC posters encouraging people to vote yes tomorrow in the referendum on the new Constitution.

    A BBC news crew that was in Mbare filming preparations for the referendum was also assaulted and their filming equipment damaged by the same Zanu PF supporters.

    The MDC members are seeking medical attention. However, when they made a report at Matapi Police Station, the police officers at the station refused to accept their complaints saying they should first go and remove the MDC T-shirts they were wearing.

    A SADC observer team in Zimbabwe for the referendum visited the MDC members and strongly condemned the rowdy behaviour exhibited by the Zanu PF supporters.

    However, all is set for the referendum on the new Constitution and the MDC is confident that the people of Zimbabwe will vote yes tomorrow in preparation for free and fair elections that will be held this year and which the MDC will resoundingly win and bring real change to the people of Zimbabwe.

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