Chamisa’s Supporters Summoned In Bulawayo

A number of Citizens Coalition for Change leaders have been summoned by the police regarding the Bulawayo byelection campaign launch which was set for this Thursday.

The Harare Voice has learnt from New Zimbabwe that the CCC which was set to launch its parliamentary and council by-elections campaign this Thursday but postponed the event to a later date due to logistical challenges.

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The party’s organizing secretary for Bulawayo province Hellen Mpofu was Wednesday summoned to Southampton police headquarters, where officers from the law and Order section as well as Police Internal Security Intelligence (PISI) grilled her over the launch.

At around 10 am morning, Tuesday, I received a WhatsApp message from James Sithole indicating that the regulatory authority at Nkulumane police station wanted to interview me in connection with President Chamisa’s visit to Bulawayo. While I was preparing to go to the police station, I also received another landline call (+263 292885698) from Southampton requesting me to come to the police station.The police officers subjected me to a barrage of questions including why Chamisa was coming to Bulawayo. But I openly told the officers that there was nothing sinister or unlawful about the launch since Zanu PF has held recent similar functions in the city without any problems.I even asked the officers that are CCC now banned in the country because all the parties, including (Douglas)  Mwonzora’s party have been holding meetings without any challenges.As I speak, I hear Mwonzora’s party will be holding a meeting in the city this week and the police have not said anything.

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By-elections are set to be held in March for the legislators and councilors who were recalled for not endorsing Douglas Mwonzora as the official president of the MDC Alliance.

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