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Zimbabwe's MDC Charges Continued Police Harassment Under Unity Gov't

  • Jonga Kandemiiri

Tsvangirai MDC Legal Affairs Secretary Innocent Gonese said the complaint was filed because police are still misinterpreting provisions of the Public Order and Security Act, also known as POSA

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change has filed a complaint with the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee intended to follow compliance with the country's power-sharing agreement, charging "wanton arrests and harassment" of its members.

The party said more than 50 of its members were arrested in January.

JOMIC Communications Manager Joram Nyathi said the panel's current chairman, Industry Minister Welshman Ncube of the MDC formation led by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara, had received the complaint.

Tsvangirai MDC Legal Affairs Secretary Innocent Gonese, the party's chief whip in the House of Assembly, told VOA Studio 7 reporter Jonga Kandemiiri that the party filed the complaint because the police are still misinterpreting provisions of the Public Order and Security Act, also known as POSA.

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