The Zimbabwe Activists Alliance says it is surprised and disturbed by a move by the police to invite its members to a Joint Operation Command meeting Thursday after the organization had notified them of its intention to march on the streets Saturday.
Zimbabwe activists alliance coordinator tendai Lynnette Mudehwe says they intend to commemorate this year’s Valentine’s Day.
Mudehwe says informed the Police Internal Security Intelligence (PISI) of their intention to march Tuesday, but were surprised to get the JOC invitation instead.
JOC comprises of the police, army, Central Intelligence Organization and the Zimbabwe Prison Services.
Mudehwe says even though the police had not responded to their letter, they will go ahead and attend the Thursday meeting.
“We will attend the meeting and also go ahead with our Valentine’ Day march preparations,” Mudehwe says.
She adds that the constitution allows them to demonstrate without first seeking police clearance.