MDC Alliance Youth Leader Obey Sithole is reported to have been arrested by police yesterday.
Although details of his arrest were still sketchy at the time of publishing, party spokesperson Advocate Fadzai Mahere confirmed the development on her Twitter account last night.
However, Advocate Mahere did not disclose what charges Sithole has been slapped with.
Writing on her Twitter account, Mahere said,
“Tonight, Youth Assembly Chair @TereraiSithole will spend a night in police cells following his arrest earlier today by
@PoliceZimbabwe. This is the latest in a series of co-ordinated attacks on the MDC Alliance. We condemn the continued assault on the freedoms of our members.”
Tonight, Youth Assembly Chair @TereraiSithole will spend a night in police cells following his arrest earlier today by @PoliceZimbabwe. This is the latest in a series of co-ordinated attacks on the MDC Alliance. We condemn the continued assault on the freedoms of our members. pic.twitter.com/0aTBqkGyg8
— MDC Alliance (@mdczimbabwe) June 2, 2020
Sithole’s arrest comes hard on the heels of prominent Harare lawyer Thabani Mpofu’s arrest on Monday. Mpofu is a legal representative to MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, who represented the latter when he challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the 2018 presidential election.
He was charged with ‘Defeating or obstructing the course of justice’. The police alleged that he filed a court application at the Constitutional Court on behalf of his client using an affidavit filed by a “fictitious person”.
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