MDC, Tajamuka slam police

HARARE - After watching Zanu PF activists march without any hassles in the capital yesterday, the MDC and other pressure groups — victims of documented state clampdown — accused the police of being partisan.

The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC and a pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile said in different statements that while their marches have faced legal hurdles and excuses from the police — the game was different yesterday when ruling party youths marched in Harare.

“The MDC notes with concern the selective attitude on protesters displayed by the police following the Zanu PF march in Harare today (yesterday).

“It is clear that Zanu PF did not meet with the bureaucracy and hostility that we meet when we equally want to exercise our constitutional right,” Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said.

“We note with disquiet the selective application of the law and the double standards in terms of police attitude towards Zanu PF demonstrations.

“The police did not clampdown on the Zanu PF protest march but instead accompanied the demonstrators and allowed them to disturb human and vehicular traffic.”

Tamborinyoka added that the march by Zanu PF youths defies logic as they were marching for the status quo, characterised by serious human suffering and economic decay.

“As a party, we applaud Zanu PF supporters for seeking to exercise their constitutional right by marching in support of misgovernance, looting and repression.

Zanu PF reserves its right to march in solidarity with the authors of starvation and corruption. It is their right to march in commonality with a clueless 92-year-old president who has run out of ideas.”

He added that the MDC is now preparing for a sonorous national expression of discontent.

“We hope the police and other law-enforcement agents will exhibit the same attitude they have given Zanu PF today.

“If those supporting misgovernance and repression and the free-flow of traffic can be allowed to hold their protests so too should the same right be exercised by those who wish to exercise their rights by protesting against a clueless government that has run the country aground.”

“We in the MDC are putting this regime on notice.  What is good for the goose must certainly be good for the gander,” said Tamborinyoka.

Tajamuka/Sesjikile accused the Zanu PF youth league of having forced kombis to ferry their “thugs” into town.

“So Zanu PF youths have marched against their future? Without police clearance, without riot throwing teargas, without police beating people and arresting marchers as is the case with others? It asked in its statement.

Tajamuka/Sesjikile also said the “struggling youths” were forced to abandon their sources of livelihood in areas such as Glen-View Area 8 Complex to “partake in a self-serving march aimed at appeasing the status quo.”

Comments (9)

Why call thugs policeman . ? these are confused lot defending a clueless Mugabe govt which is dead .we have no police man in zim but gangsters used to fight zanu wars demity .

Diibulaanyika - 21 July 2016

The police has always been partisan under this regime.All the uniformed forces are headed by War veterans and they are only answerable to their master.ZRP there is Chihuri,ZNA Chiwenga,CIO Bonyongwe,Prisons there is Zimondi followed by all parastatals that are headed by former army bosses.Its not because they are good leaders in their respective portfolios,but they were put there to crush any dissenting voices.How do these guys live with themselves when they are used to further the suffering of the povo?Do they even think about life after this current regime?If i was a policeman under this current government,i would have been fired for not taking stupid orders from my superiors or better still i would have tendered my resignation letter.I hear that most of police and army recruits are now done from the rural areas like Uzumba Maramba,Dotito and all such areas where they the regime presume to have support.ZvichaperaUNE

Janana wa Bikaz - 21 July 2016

Dictators like Mugabe will never understand the meaning of fairness, democracy or human rights.

Ziziharinanyanga - 21 July 2016

lets think behind the obvious, beyond the logic, because the advisors are not using that. people advising a 92 year old to abandon his right to enjoy the fruits of retirement are manipulating his thoughts through fear.. the very belief that no soul in Zimbabwe is fit to rule or be groomed for higher office should have got us all thinking Why? NATIONAL SECURITY protection againts former pecived crimes. This is a hostage situation. Fear leads people follow and gukurahundi renewed talks have not made things any easier. #Think

gatsheni - 21 July 2016

Professional looters

Yebo - 22 July 2016

these crooks will one day run for their lives for chisingperi chinoshura,there once was Ian Smith who everyone thought was invincible but what happened to him?Like Smith they will fall & THE PEOPLES POWER WILL PREVAIL OVER EVIL

chisi - 22 July 2016

In a pyramid scheme, the one at the top feeds on what those below produce without breaking a sweat. It's enslavement and conditioning the human mind to do what the master says without question like robots. The policeman are for safeguarding the loot of the criminals and gangsters running out of their time in positions of powers built on shifting sands. Be warned though, karma is around the corner.

Marabini - 22 July 2016

Zrp is mostly a bunch of border gezi trained youths who risk their lives to serve zanu pf The police are another suffering lot in need of true freedom

Dhewa - 23 July 2016

The Zimbabwe Spring has begun. Enough is enough.

Annetta - 23 July 2016

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