MDC youth leader Happymore Chidziva arrested


The Movement for Democratic Change Alliance youth leader Happymore Chidziva has handed himself over to the police in Harare where he is being charged with inciting public violence at a pre-election rally in Gweru.

The party said in a statement Chidziva was accompanied to the police by his lawyer Jeremiah Bhamu.

Together with Chidziva were Chamunorwa Madya, the national youth deputy secretary-general and Chidziva’s aide, Mafaiti Mubayiwa.

The MDC said Madya and Mafaiti are being charged with the 1 August violence “where soldiers gunned down 20 civilians, killing 11”.

The two will appear in court tomorrow.

Chidziva is being transferred to Gweru, where the offence allegedly took place.

Police say six people were killed in the 1 August violence.


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