HARARE - The organiser of the Occupy Africa Unity Square project, Itai Dzamara, was severely beaten by suspected Zanu PF youths yesterday before he was arrested by police for staging his peaceful sit-ins at the popular Harare park, calling for President Robert Mugabe to step down.
He accuses Mugabe of mismanaging the country.
It could not be established at the time of going to Press if Dzamara together with two of his co-protesters, were still locked up at Harare Central Police Station where they were taken to after being arrested.
This is not the first time that Dzamara has been questioned for fronting this sit-in, amid fears by authorities that he could incite Zimbabweans to rise against the government.
According to reports, Dzamara and other protesters were mobbed by Zanu PF supporters at the Parliament Building in Harare, minutes after
Mugabe had concluded the official opening of the second session of the 8th Parliament yesterday.
Dzamara had begun marching, raising placards denouncing Mugabe and urging him to immediately resign.
The protest is said to have irked Zanu PF supporters leading to the attack.
Police subsequently intervened and arrested him and the other protesters.