MDC MP Speaks After His Arrest For Helping The Poor

3 years agoWed, 22 Apr 2020 06:32:15 GMT
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MDC MP Speaks After His Arrest For Helping The Poor

MDC Alliance MP for Mutasa South, Regai Tsunga was on Tuesday arrested by police in Palmerstone, Mutare while distributing free maize meal to vulnerable members in the constituency whose plight has been worsened by the 5-week lockdown.

Tsunga, who was taken to Mutare Central Police station where he paid a $500 fine for contravening Statutory Instrument 83 of 2020 which prohibits unnecessary movement during the national lockdown, confirmed his arrest to NewZimbabwe.com. He said;

It’s true that police picked me up at Palmerstone while I was implementing a constituency-based COVID-19 intervention activity centred on food security and nutrition.

Meanwhile, MDC Manicaland province spokesperson, David Panganayi has castigated the police for double standards and vowed that the party will not be cowed by the victimisation.

Panganayi said Manicaland Minister of State Ellen Gwaradzimba was never arrested recently after she distributed rice in Sakubva high density.

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Reports indicate that ruling ZANU PF party officials abuse government programmes by seizing goods meant for the poor and giving them away to supporters.

More: NewZimbabwe.com



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