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Police dancing to Mugabe’s tune again: arrests Solomon Madzore
President Solomon Madzore is being detained for allegedly insulting
Mugabe at a rally at Mushumbe in Mbire on Saturday.
ZRP Harare central Law
and order section called Solomon Madzore yesterday ordering him
to report to the station but did not cite the reasons why.
On his arrival at the
station he was told that Bindura police wants him in connection
with charges of insulting Mugabe but could not spell out the details.
Madzore in company of
his lawyer Charles Kwaramba are currently waiting for Bindura Law
and Order section to arrive at the station.
The police force now
has a culture of being used by Zanu PF to harass everyone they feel
is a political threat and Madzore is not new to this treatment.
He was arrested and stayed
for 7 months in custody for participating in Democratic Resistance
Campaign together with his brother Paul, Luke Tamborinyoka, Ian
Makone and several other individuals. The state later dropped the
He was later
arrested in a case popularly referred to as Glenview
29 in which he stands co-accused of killing a cop one Inspector
Mutedza who was murdered at a pub in Glenview. Solomon Madzore stayed
in prison for more than 400 days and is currently out on bail.
The state has failed
to prove a case on the 29 and specifically for Solomon Madzore the
Presiding Jury Justice Chinembiri Bhunu said ‘Since his Alibi
was checked and confirmed by police, I wonder why he was kept in
custody beyond initial remand, when they is nothing triable on his
The Youth Assembly condemns
the persecution of its leadership. The police should be professional
and impartial in carrying out their duties.
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