MRP Activists Arrested, Harassed By State Security Agents – Party Claims

A secessionist Matabeleland political outfit, Mthwakazi Republican Party, said that its activists arrested by police after giving testimony to the Motlanthe Commission several weeks ago in Bulawayo were harassed by state security agents.

In their testimonies before the Commission, one of the activists, Wisdom Mkhwananzi allegedly said that he was an orphan because of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In a statement, the MRP spokesman said

Mkhwananzi, who is a victim of the ethnic Gukurahundi genocide was violently arrested after testifying before the Kgalema Motlanthe Commission of inquiry into the August 1 killings in Harare.

Mkhwananzi pointed at the portrait of the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa as the person who had contributed to him being an orphan.
Mkhwananzi has been harassed by state security agents since the day of his arrest and his case will proceed by way of summons.

The other three MRP activists who were arrested at the same function for instilling violence, had their case Postponed to the 18th of December, after the defence led by Maqhawe Mpofu and Dumisani Dube of Abammeli Lawyers for Human Rights, demanded the footage of the proceedings of the day in question and the report of the commission.

We applaud all those who came in numbers in support of our harassed activists. Our gratitude goes to the few brave ex ZPRA freedom fighters who rendered their valued support.

Sisonke Sibambene Singu Mthwakazi Sizokulungisa.

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