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Madzore arrested for criticising Mugabe

By Lance Guma

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HARARE – MDC-T Youth Assembly president Solomon Madzore was on Thursday arrested by police on allegations of ‘undermining the authority of the president’ an offence under oppressive legislation enacted by Mugabe’s regime.

MDC-T youth leader Solomon Madzore went to the police and demanded the release of the officials as they had done nothing illegal
MDC-T youth leader Solomon Madzore seen here demanding the release of party officials arrested even though they had done nothing illegal.

According to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party, Madzore was arrested this morning by police officers from the Harare Central Police Station’s Law and Order Section over comments made at a rally he addressed last month.

The police, accused of propping up Zanu PF by targeting its opponents, are claiming Madzore addressed an MDC-T rally in Mbire, Mashonaland Central province where he made insulting remarks about President Robert Mugabe.

Madzore’s exact offending words during the rally were not yet clear at the time of writing. The MDC-T Youth Assembly has been holding nationwide rallies.

“Madzore has been ordered to wait for police officers from Bindura who will take him there for further investigations and detention,” the MDC-T said.

“The MDC views the arrest of Madzore as nothing but another desperate attempt by a panicking Zanu PF to cow the people ahead of the next elections in which Zanu PF is destined for a massive defeat by the MDC,” the party said.

Solomon Madzore soon after his release
Solomon Madzore soon after his release last year in November.

The party urged its supporters not to fear the harassment of the police saying they were just being used by “the sunset party Zanu PF.”

“These are the last kicks of a dying horse and all eligible voters should ensure that they are registered voters ahead of the next elections. The coming elections are the first step towards the reconstruction of this country,” the party said.

Questions to national police spokesman Charity Charamba had not been answered at the time of going to press.

Only last year in November Madzore was released from Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison after where he spent over 14 months in remand along with a group of nearly 30 MDC-T activists charged with killing a policeman.

The state has been accused of having a weak case especially given passionate testimony from the murdered policeman’s father and brother that the murder was committed by state security agents and the MDC-T activists were innocent.

The presiding judge, Justice Chinembiri Bhunu has also said “Since his (Madzore) 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 part”.

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  • Takudzwa

    Mugabe watanga, Baba Jukwa told us about this

  • Chiwanga

    Mahure eZanu Pf u can never understand politics until zvatanga kuitika kwamuri who is he Mugabe asinga taurwe nezvake chikwambo here chiiiiii nxaaaaaaa

  • Nkosana Sbamu Sogodo Ndlovu

    they must respect the laws of the country.

  • Israel Chipere

    Inguva yavo

  • William R Chuma

    Siya leader wedu . makuti vhiringa zvino

  • Mwendamberi Mvurayadzunga

    Nce nce, and when security sector reforms are called for, morons ask why, what is this, what is Mugabe ?

  • Monica Zharare

    Authority shld be respected

  • Charles Simbi

    Anyanya maSlip ups ake!He deserves it.Who do he think he is?Back to where He can feel it

  • Cde Tarisai Madhinga

    Kanopenga hakana mukanwa kanoda kumborova neblack boost

    • Mayirosi

      If you are looking at being part of a progressive country , you will reflect on your statement. Mugabe is like you , a Zimbabwean, he makes mistakes and is criticized, why do you think he is perfect? I bet you even think that he does not go to the toilet. Please what does it take to open your eyes and see that ZANU has ruined tis country for 33 years. Do you know about GDP? Do you know that we never used to have the so called diaspora community?Do you know that our infrastructure was second to none in Africa?Do you know that we used to be centre for education in Africa and ranked top ten in the commonwealth? Please think , this is about you and your children and generations to come. They is only one Zimbabwe and its all we have .Please if God could open your eyes .

  • Justice Magombedze


  • Richard Mazodza

    varikutoda munhu wese

  • Charles Sikangata

    Zvatanga futi

  • WTF is MDC doing about it? All we hear is complaining and moaning. ZPF does not respond to howlers like Tsvangirai. We need more action. Boycott the bloody election if it is too unfair. Drop the whole thing.

  • admire chiriro

    ngaasungwe haana dhiri. mdc t haina help ku zim. ngaavaende ngavaende.