News:Biti's Party Vows To Go Ahead With Anniversary Rally Despite Police Ban
<vote /> The police banned the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) first anniversary celebrations scheduled for White City Stadium on Sunday.
Police cited threats against government institutions as an excuse for the banning on the rally. Read more here.
People's Democratic Party Bulawayo provincial spokesperson, Edwin Ndlovu, described the ban as ridiculous and that they would go ahead with the celebrations whichever way,
It is very ridiculous for the police to act in the manner they have acted. Ours is just an anniversary celebration, which has nothing to do with the said allegations. All these accusations do not hold water and are ridiculous, to say the least. We are appealing against this unilateralism. For the avoidance of doubt, our celebrations are going ahead, whichever way, come Sunday. Zimbabwe is not a police State and we frown at this behaviour by the police.
PDP said its legal team was preparing a court challenge to the ban, which comes a few days after police in Harare prohibited protest marches in the central business district until September 16 under Statutory Instrument 101a. The provision is currently being challenged at the High Court, with PDP leader, Tendai Biti representing the applicants.
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