WASHINGTON D.C. —
The national spokesperson for Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First party, Jealous Mawarire, has been summoned by the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Law and Order Department over what he suspected to have something to do with twitter exchanges he had with Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo Tuesday.
Mawarire said he was supposed to report at Harare Central Police Station Wednesday afternoon but failed to do so because his lawyers were engaged somewhere.
“I received a phone call from Inspector Chafa telling me to report to Law and Order, but I asked him the reason why they wanted me there, whether I will be going there as a wanted person or someone with information of a case they are investigating,” Mawarire said.
He added that the police only told him that it was something to do with Prof. Jonathan Moyo.
“I don’t know whether Jonathan Moyo is in detention or is he the complainant in this case. So, I will report to the police at 10 o’clock in the morning tomorrow with my lawyers.”
Mawarire said that he strongly believes his summoning is the beginning of a suspected state clampdown on social media.