August 16, 2023

40 CCC supporters arrested over “car rally”

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ZTN Prime Correspondent

Forty Coalition of Citizens for Change supporters were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly holding a “car rally” in Harare’s Highfield suburb without notifying police.

In a statement, Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said CCC convenors originally scheduled to meet at Churu Farm, Harare South.

“The convenor (Lawrence Materege) and Gladmore Hakata then decided to divert from the notified rally at Churu Farm and went on a car rally procession from Glen View area into High Glen Road, Main Street, Machipisa Road into Highfield suburb and stopped at the OK Machipisa traffic lights while blocking traffic.

“They started to chant party slogans and singing. A concerned citizen made an official report to the police. The police reacted and arrested 40 CCC activists who were led by Gladmore Hakata. Hakata actually scuffled with the police officers as they effected arrests.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police has also recovered the three trucks and radio speakers which were being used by the CCC supporters in the unsanctioned car rally.

“The police continue to implore political party convenors, their leaders and supporters to comply with the provisions of the (Maintenance of Order and Peace Act) and to strictly stick to the rally venues and times notified to the local regulating authorities for the purpose of maintaining law and order in the country.”

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