MDC Alliance Duo: Mamombe, Marova Re-Arrested
MDC Alliance duo, Joana Mamombe and Cecilia Chimbiri have been arrested after they allegedly followed and shouted obscenities at a police vehicle.
Mamombe and Chimbiri were initially arrested in May last year together with their colleague, Netsai Marova, following a flash food protest in Warren Park and was charged with flouting lockdown regulations.
They were allegedly kidnapped from police custody by suspected state security agents and were later found dumped in Bindura.
The trio alleged that their kidnappers sexually assaulted them. They were later re-arrested for faking their abduction.
The trio has been in and out of prison since then. Speaking on the recent arrest, MDC Alliance deputy spokesperson Clifford Hlatshwayo said the trio’s arrest was a violation of the constitution. He said:
They are being held at the Harare Central Police Station. @mdczimbabwe No to weaponisation and abuse of state institutions.
Mamombe and Chimbiri were arrested this afternoon at their doctor’s offices.
The charges against the MDC Alliance duo were not immediately revealed prompting their lawyers to say the arrest was a violation of the constitution which states that the arresting part should reveal the charges immediately.