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Police orders NERA to change venue for feedback rally

6 years agoTue, 04 Apr 2017 07:00:08 GMT
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Police orders NERA to change venue for feedback rally

Police in Harare yesterday reportedly ordered opposition parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) to change the venue of tomorrow’s planned feedback rally from Africa Unity Square to an open space opposite the Harare Showgrounds, citing security concerns.

Speaking to NewsDay, Nera legal representative and MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the development, saying they might be forced to oblige with the police directive. Said Mwonzora:

They (Joint Operations Command) said we should continue with our feedback rally, but they said we should move to Freedom Square because there is an international ministerial conference at Meikles Hotel. The rally is going on, but we have not agreed on the venue as yet. We wanted to do this at Africa Unity Square, but we are reviewing our position in view of the reason given, but definitely we will have the feedback rally on Wednesday (tomorrow).

The rally is meant to update opposition activists on the police ban on demonstrations against procurement of biometric voting registration kits by government and its reluctance to implement electoral reforms.

More: NewsDay

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