Police block MDC consultative meetings
Movement for Democratic Change
October 21, 2010
The police in Harare have shown lack of adeptness barring three scheduled consultative meetings that were to be addressed by the MDC leadership in Harare this week.
President Tsvangirai was this week scheduled to hold three meetings at Cyril Jennings Hall in Highfields, Budiriro Community Hall on Thursday and Glen View 1 Hall on Friday.
However, the officer Commanding Harare South district, Chief Superintendent T.A Chagwedera barred the meetings citing provisions of the repressive Public Order and Security Act (POSA).
The consultative meetings were launched by President Tsvangirai on Tuesday at Mabvuku Hall before thousands of Harare residents. He briefed them on the blatant disregard of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) by Zanu PF, Robert Mugabe, the impasse in the Constitution-making process, the elections and the violence in the country.
The MDC is appalled by the action shown by the police in using the draconian POSA to bar peaceful public gatherings. The Party is equally disturbed by the attempts by Zanu PF to abuse the police in achieving political ends.
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