Police vow to mantain presence at MDC HQ

HARARE - Police say they will continue to maintain a heavy presence at the MDC headquarters, to scuttle any attempts to cause chaos and disorder following the July 31 disputed election.

“The police have been present since the MDC indicated that it could mobilise a mass protest in a bid to scuttle the election outcome,” national police spokesperson, Charity Charamba said on Wednesday.

She also dismissed reports that police recruits who voted in Mount Pleasant, had done so illegally as part of Zanu PF rigging strategy.

“It is unfortunate and disappointing to note that some misinformed individuals consider the transportation of police recruits to the respective wards to be voting rigging. There is nothing amiss in taking police recruits in a bus from Morris Deport to their relevant wards,” Charamba said.

“They are hallucinating and making baseless allegations. After all, the bus used to ferry the recruits was hired using funds given by the Registrar-General’s office.”

MDC secretary-general Tendai Biti last week claimed he caught red handed police trainees being bussed to vote in Mount Pleasant, a development he said was tantamount to voting rigging.

Biti has argued that the busing of recruits was one of the many ways Zanu PF used to manipulate last week’s elections which saw President Robert Mugabe being re-elected.

Comments (3)

These mabhurakwacha sit outsude Harvest house 24/7 yet people are being evicted from their homes in Mbare by the shadowy Chipangano. These are the same people who cancel MDC rallies because of "shortage" of police officers. This force is an embarassment to police forces the world over. They violate not only their charter but people's rights by openly supporting a political party. One day they will answer for thrir commissions and ommissions.

Khalid Sheikh Mohamed - 11 August 2013

The guilty are always afraid. Zvino muchatogarapozve nekuti nyaya yacho haisi kuzopera nyore nyore sezvamunofunga

Daddy teams - 12 August 2013

Since when has the Registrar-General's office been authorized ti hire and pay for the transportation of voters to their voting stations? And does it not probably make a strong link with Nikuv's association with Mudede's office? I smell a mouse!

Chenjerai Hove - 12 August 2013

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