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MDC activist in Murehwa abducted

In Harare South, armed police details on Saturday disrupted an MDC rally scheduled to take place at Hopley Farm.  No reasons for the disruption were given. During the same day, the MDC Hopley Farm chairperson, Vengayi Chingorima was abducted at his home by nine Zanu PF supporters who included an army officer.

The nine who were driving a Mitsubishi L200 truck with registration number AAG 7624 assaulted Chingorima all over the body before he was left in bushy area at night.  His assailants threatened him with death if he continued to mobilise MDC activities in the area.

In a related matter, the house of Aleck Rapera, an MDC activist in Murehwa West, Mashonaland East province, was razed to the ground by Zanu PF supporters on Friday. Although no-one was injured in the arson attack, he lost all his property.  He has reported the case to the police but no arrests have been made although some suspects have been identified.

In Harare, two suspected killers of MDC activist, Gift Mutsvunguma were last month recruited as special police constabularies at Kuwadzana police Station, a move which has left the community in shock. Mutsvunguma who was 29, was abducted at his Kuwadzana home by the two suspects on 4 July 2008.

However, when his uncle, Wurayayi Mangwiro went to Kuwadzana police station to find out progress made in bringing the suspects to book, he was shocked at seeing the two at the police station carrying out police duties. Over 500 MDC supporters were murdered in 2008 and the suspects are still roaming free.

In Manicaland, police have summoned provincial spokesperson and Makoni South MP Pishai Muchauraya to appear before a Buhera magistrates court on Friday, 4 June 2010. He is alleged to have made utterances that undermine Mr Robert Mugabe’s office before the 2008 harmonised elections. Uniformed soldiers are reportedly harassing people in Makoni South ahead of the Constitution outreach programme set to begin on 15 June 2010.

MDC Information & Publicity Department