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Deputy Minister Komichi arrested
for Democratic Change
The MDC Deputy
National Chairperson and Deputy Minister of Transport, Morgen Komichi
was early this morning arrested at his Harare home and is currently
detained at the Harare Central Police Station.
press conference in Harare today, the MDC National Organising Secretary,
Nelson Chamisa said Hon. Komichi was arrested after he handed over
a ballot paper to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) which
had been found in a dustbin at the Harare International Conference
are not in denial that the ballot paper is genuine but they want
to know from our deputy chairperson the whistle blower,” Hon.
that it is not Senator Komichi but ZEC, which has questions to answer.
For us these developments witnessed demonstrate the integrity of
Zanu-PF. Zanu-PF wants to undermine the will of the people. Zanu-PF
knows that it
is going to lose this election and that is why they are attempting
to rig it,” he said.
He raised concerns
over the increase in violence that is taking place across the country
especially in rural areas where in Mudzi, Mashonaland East, villagers
are being commandeered to Zanu-PF militia bases and told to take
down the last three digits of their ballot paper and give it to
the village head who will be waiting a few metres away from the
what inspires us is that the people will vote for real change and
a new Zimbabwe. Our ducks are on the row and it is game over for
Zanu-PF and game over for poverty and tyranny,” said Hon.
He called on
the people of Zimbabwe to come in their numbers to the “Cross
Over Rally” set for Monday at the Freedom Square opposite
Harare Show Grounds.
The rally had
been banned earlier by the police who claimed that they had no manpower
but the MDC made an urgent High Court application and the courts
ruled that the rally should proceed.
the people to come and hear what the new President of a new Zimbabwe
has to say. We respect the cross over rally as it is an event in
our history,” said Hon. Chamisa.
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