POLICE have dismissed as false allegations of threats of violence against MDC-T supporters in Muzarabani, Mashonaland Central.
National police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi on Monday expressed concern over some local and international media peddling lies instead of promoting peace in the post election period.
“As the nation celebrates Heroes’ and Defence Forces Day, the situation in Zimbabwe remains peaceful and calm. The ZRP commends the public for remaining peaceful and once again wish them a peaceful and accident-free holiday.
“However, the police has noted with concern reports which are circulating in the local and international media on the alleged threats of violence on MDC-T supporters in Muzarabani,” he said. Chief Supt Nyathi said they had gathered the correct facts after interviewing the MDC-T’s chairperson for Muzarabani district Mr Jackson Rumero of Mapfumo Village under Chief Chiweshe.
Police said Mr Rumero told them that 45 MDC-T activists who were gathered at his homestead were party election agents who had come to meet their provincial chairperson, Mr Godfrey Chimombe, and their losing Parliamentary candidate for Muzarabani Ms Faith Kamutsungira. “The activitists wanted to be paid their money for duties conducted during the harmonised elections,” Chief Supt Nyathi said.
Chief Supt Nyathi said Mr Rumero was also interviewed and he told police that he did not receive any threat of violence or intimidation. Police recently warned politicians to desist from inciting lawlessness intended to cause chaos while the media was urged to report objectively.
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