Lawyer Peggy Tavagadza has written to the Officer-in-Charge at Nyanyadzi Police Station over the alleged unprocedural release of six Zanu-PF activists who had been arrested on charges on political violence. In the letter Tavagadza says,
We write to register our client’s displeasure in the manner in which this case is being handled. Our client, Itai Masaka, who is the provincial youth chairperson for the MDC-T, advised that on July 9, 2018, an unmarked Nissan Navarra Truck, with Zanu PF campaign stickers, which had passengers on board, was moving around the constituency, threatening voters that if they voted for MDC Alliance candidates, there was going to be war in the area…The accused persons were arrested, but our client made a follow-up and was not appraised of any developments in the case. He was, however, surprised to realize that the accused persons who had been arrested had been released.
The police are yet to respond.