Politician, 13 supporters arrested

LITTLE known Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) political party leader Jacob Chengedzeni Satiya Ngarivhume and 13 party supporters were arrested and detained at the Gweru Central Police Station on charges of breaching the Public Order and Security Act (Posa).

STEPHEN CHADENGA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Ngarivhume spent two nights in police cells after being arrested on Saturday for holding a political meeting at Vashandiri centre in Mkoba.

He was released yesterday morning and rearrested later in the day along with 13 party supporters who demonstrated outside the Gweru Central Police Station as Ngarivhume was being escorted to court.

Ngarivhume held a similar meeting at Hatfield in Harare and police in Gweru were notified that there was a warrant of arrest was for him.

TZ lawyer Reginald Chidawanyika confirmed the arrest saying Ngarivhume appeared in court yesterday facing charges under Posa.

“The prosecutor indicated that he would proceed by way of summons since the investigations were incomplete. On our way back from court he was re-arrested with police indicating he was needed by Hatfield police (in Harare),” Chidawanyika said.

Gweru police declined to comment.

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