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Harare Arrests Four Top Figures In Christian Alliance Activist Group

Zimbabwean authorities late Friday arrested four leaders of the Christian Alliance, the church humanitarian group formed in response to Operation Murambatsvina of 2005, and which last month helped bring together the rival factions of the Movement for Democratic Change at a meeting including other opposition parties.

Legal sources said police arrested Bishop Levy Kadenge, Reverend Antenemo Magaya and his wife, Reverend Pius Wakatama, and Reverend Brian Mungwindi late Friday afternoon at a roadblock on the Bulawayo-Harare highway. Police detained them after finding what they considered to be suspicious documents in the car.

Ndimyake Mwakalyele of VOA’s Studio 7 for Zimbabwe obtained details on the arrests from attorney Otto Saki of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

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