Police warn MDC-T against violence
Latest: MDC-T, MKD and ZANU Ndonga gasp for political survival. Herald Reporters POLICE yesterday warned MDC-T youth assembly chairperson Mr Solomon Madzore against making reckless utterances aimed at fomenting violence ahead of harmonised elections slated for July 31. Mr Madzore — who along with 28 other MDC-T youths, is out on bail for the alleged murder of Police Inspector Petros Mutedza in 2011 — told his party’s star rally at Rudhaka Stadium on Sunday that MDC-T youths were prepared to take up arms and shed blood for the party’s cause during the elections.
Journalists were also not spared. Mashudu Netsianda of Chronicle and Herbert Moyo of The Zimbabwe Independent fell victim to MDC-T thugs in separate incidents in Harare and Bulawayo.The attacks on journalists followed threats issued by MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, who rapped journalists and media houses that do not toe his party line, saying they had no future in his perceived “new Zimbabwe”.
Police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said Mr Madzore was straining the patience of police to its limit.“Solomon Madzore and indeed others of his ilk are warned that this should be the last time that such and similar utterances meant to incite violence are made,” said Snr Asst Comm Charamba. People like Madzore, said Snr Asst Comm Charamba, make criminal utterances, yet they would be quick to allege that there was selective application of the law when the police move in to arrest them.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Herald