By Staff Reporter
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested two more suspects in connection with the violence that occurred in Murewa recently when elderly people were subjected to harassment and assault at the hands of suspected Zanu PF youths.
In a statement, the ZRP said they have arrested Paul Kachigu (34) and Dignity Nadzo (31) and investigations are underway to account for the other suspects.
“Reference is made to the ZRP’s press statement dated 10/01/23. The ZRP confirms the arrest of two other suspects, Paul Kachigu (34) and Dignity Nadzo (31) in connection with the case of alleged political violence which occurred in Murewa North on 06/01/23. Investigations are underway to account for the other suspects,” read the statement
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has urged youths to desist from fronting political leaders to incite violence.
“We remind the nation that two people (Bongeni Ncube and Moreblessing Ali) lost their lives due to political violence related to the 2022 by-elections, tens were injured, and the ZCC seeks to further remind all citizens that the Zimbabwe Constitution and laws allow for plural politics meaning the coexistence and operation of different political parties in Zimbabwe.
“The law allows political parties to conduct political meetings anywhere and anytime as far as these are conducted as guided by the Law. The same law does not allow political party ownership of some geographical zones or territories; thus, freedom of assembly and association is acknowledged for all without discrimination.
“Zimbabwean youths should not be fronted by rogue political leaders to incite violence. Youths have a developmental leadership role for our country and are called to adhere to the rule of law, peacefully participate in electoral processes, particularly taking up leadership positions in the upcoming 2023 elections for them to catalyze transformation in political and economic systems of the country,” said ZCC