The Zimbabwe Republic Police is after several civil society leaders and opposition MDC supporters who are suspected to have masterminded the violent protests that rocked the country over the past week.
The list includes Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Gift Mutasa, and Tajamuka activist Promise Mkwananzi. A Herald report gave a list of MDC Alliance members who are on the wanted list:
The MDC-Alliance members on the police wanted list are Youth Assembly secretary-general Lovemore Chinoputsa, Shadreck Mashayamombe, Munyaradzi Shoko, Christine Magorimbo alias Mai Chiutsi, Ishmael Kauzani and Simbarashe Bernard alias Juma.
Violence broke out on Monday last week after civil society organisations called for a national stay away in protest over the government’s failure to arrest the economic slide.
What started as a peaceful stay away soon degenerated into an orgy of violence as protesters looted shops, barricaded roads and burnt police stations.