MDC Alliance national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has been arrested and is currently at Harare Central Police Station, according to Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.
Posting on Twitter Monday, Nyasha Musandu said members of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Law and Order visited Mahere’s home on Sunday but she was not in.
Mahere then turned herself in at C.I.D. this Monday at 9 am in the presence of her lawyers.
The lawyer-cum politician has been placed under arrest and awaits her warning and cautioned statement, Musandu further revealed.
@advocatemahere has now been fingerprinted, given a form 242 (initial charge form) and issued with a warned & cautioned statement. She denies the charges.
Police are currently saying they do not intend to take @advocatemahere to court today despite all paperwork having been completed and her having turned herself into CID Law & Order this morning at 9 am. They have offered no rational explanation for this.
Mahere is being accused of peddling falsehoods concerning a recent incident in which a police officer is alleged to have beaten up a mother and injured her baby.
More to follow…