ACTING President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday accused the
police of blocking the opposition Residents Coalition for Change (CCC) rallies
across the nation.
Addressing a rally in Dangamvura, Mutare, to drum up
help for Zanu PF candidates within the March 26 by-elections, Chiwenga sought to
absolve the federal government from the bans being imposed on opposition rallies.
“The opposition shouldn’t blame Zanu PF concerning the ban of
its rallies,” Chiwenga stated.
“It’s not our drawback, anybody is allowed to marketing campaign.
Please, take care of the police, and don’t blame something on the federal government or
Zanu PF as a result of Zanu PF can be making use of to the Zimbabwe Republic Police to get
clearance for its rallies.”
On Friday, police didn’t sanction a CCC rally which was
imagined to be held at Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera on Saturday. This was
regardless of that Excessive Courtroom choose Justice Lucy Mungwari’s ruling that the rally
ought to go forward so long as the CCC addressed the inner cures that the
police had cited.
On Saturday morning, police barricaded Rudhaka and turned
away hundreds of CCC supporters coming for the occasion. Closely armed riot
police shaped a human wall on the stadium, blocking all entrances.
A CCC rally in Binga, which is scheduled for tomorrow, is
in limbo after police didn’t approve it, saying that President Emmerson
Mnangagwa was as a result of go to Hwange on March 17, and they’d not have sufficient
manpower to deal with the rally.
In February, police barred CCC from utilizing buses and lorries
to move its supporters to rallies, regardless of Zanu PF bussing in its
supporters to such occasions.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi
curtly stated: “At present, I’ve not been
briefed concerning the challenge by the Officer Commanding Manicaland province. I’m
driving on the freeway and I might wish to be briefed first on the scenario in
Manicaland earlier than I remark.”
In the meantime, in his tackle to Zanu PF supporters, Chiwenga
aasured them that nobody will die of starvation due to the drought.
“We have now realised that the majority crops are wilting and, as
authorities, we’re going to guarantee that nobody suffers from starvation. We have now
began preparations in order that we tackle these challenges,” he stated.
“The federal government led by Zanu PF has executed sufficient to win
by-elections by finishing up numerous initiatives, together with highway rehabilitation,”
Zimbabwe goes to polls on March 26 in by-elections
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