Zimbabwean police on Wednesday brought a charge of murder against Solomon Madzore, head of the youth assembly of the Movement for Democratic Change formation of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in the May killing of police inspector Petros Mutedza.
Madzore was picked up at his home in Waterfalls, Harare, by Law and Order Section detectives and was being held at Rhodesville Police Station in the capital.
His arrest brought to 27 the number of MDC members charged in the death of Mutedza in an incident at a Glen View bar. Eight members continued to be held by police after High Court judge Justice Tendai Uchena dismissed their bail applications.
The original 26 defendants were have been remanded to October 19 in magistrate’s court.
Lawyer Gift Mtisi, representing Madzore, told VOA reporter Jonga Kandemiiri he hopes that his client will be arraigned in court on Thursday.