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Two more members of staff arrested
Movement for Democratic Change
March 21, 2013

Police have arrested two more members of staff from the Prime Minister’s Communications Office, caretakers, Spiwe Vera and Elizabeth Banda.

This brings to six the number of staff members from the Office of the Prime Minister arrested inside five days. Lawyers have been dispatched to Harare Central Police Station to attend to them.

The other four staff members, Thabani Mpofu, Felix Matsinde, Mehluli Tshuma and Anna Muzvidziwa were arrested on Sunday together with lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa and former Harare City Councillor Warship Dumba.

The Prime Minister takes this attack on his Office as an affront to democracy and to the rule of law. It is an attack not only on the members of staff but also on the institution of the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister appraised the SADC Facilitation Team on Wednesday night of the deteriorating situation as we begin preparations for the elections.

However the Prime Minister is aware that these are unnecessary distractions that will dismally fail to divert our attention from the democratic agenda of delivering a new Zimbabwe.

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