Police break youth protest

BULAWAYO - Nearly twenty youths were yesterday afternoon detained by police here as they protested against the worsening economic situation in the country.

The youth, under the recently formed Bulawayo Youth Arise (Buya), started their march from the City Hall Car Park and passed through the Central Business District all the way to the Mhlanhlandlela Government Complex where they found about 20 riot police blocking the entrance.

The youths were led by chairman Mthokozisi Ncube.

Soon after arriving at the government complex, police immediately rounded them up before ushering them into the Drill Hall Police Station where they were still detained by the time of going to press.

BUYA spokesperson Alfred Dzirutwe said: “This is really a clear sign of what our inhuman government is all about. All we wanted was to present our petition where we laid bare our concerns on how Mugabe has destroyed this rainbow nation.”

Mainstream MDC Youth Assembly chairman Mulandu Ncube accused Zanu PF of turning the police into its militia.

Comments (5)

where if freedom without expression.Ifpeople where allowed to express themselves without fear from 1980 this would have been a great nation even minda chaiyo ingadai yakatorwa ikagovewa zvine gwara.but everything that starts in this country is never planned.look of late mawar vets akazosvika kurohwa asi runyerekupe rwakabva kare vachichema asi hapana aida kuti vaexpresse themselves,so they resorted to the only way they know zanu understands.dai hurumende iyi ichibvumidza vanhu kunyunyuta even zvese zvirikuitwa wrongly izvi zvindadai zvaigadzirwa mune zvakanaka kuti zvigutse ruzhinji kwete mhuri imwechete.lets keep expressing ourselves when ever we feel like.nyika ini haisi yemhuri imwe chete.kana isuwo tine vasina kudzoka kuhondo,asi hatidi kushandisa statement iyoyi kutsikirira vamwe.pasi nevadzvanyiriri,pamberi neruzhinji rwezimbabwe.

comrade muchadura - 28 June 2016

The Youth should demand that institutions of learning trains them how to create wealth. That is how they get jobs. The more educated youths create employment for the less educated, that is how the system works. If everyone is trained to work for the white man or the Chinese we are back to colonialism.

ADF - 28 June 2016

Quite bold youngsters.It's your constitutional right to demand those jobs promised during 2013 General Elections,since Zanu pf romped into power on the strength of that manifesto which carried those promises ,it immediately became the Zanupf government's source of public policy and ceased forthwith to be merely a document of promises. Zanu pf failed to deliver those 2,2 million jobs and it should explain exactly what went wrong.

Gen. Spinola - 28 June 2016

What is independence? what is freedom? 1] Has Zimbabwe, as a nation,persisted in space and time as a real and not an imitation nation? 2] has she produced enough food to feed her own people, and others in need outside her borders? 3] has she produced enough industrial goods for the consumption of her own people and those outside her borders? 4] has she created efficient roadways,railways, airways,communication ways for internal and external use? 5] has she constructed enough housing, schools, hospitals and so no for her own people? 6] has she advanced the cause theoretical and practical science? 7] has the quality of life of her citizens appreciably improved since 1980? 8] Are her people really free? Do they enjoy full human rights, and are they protected from arbitrary rule?

chris - 28 June 2016


chris - 28 June 2016

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