Police have launched a manhunt for at least 27 MDC-Alliance officials and activists, including their civil society partners, for allegedly organising the Shutdown Zimbabwe stay-away that resulted in looting, vandalism and lawlessness.
Suspects on the police wanted list include, activist Mr Promise Mkhwananzi, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) chairperson Mr Rashid Mahiya, Kuwadzana East MP Charlton Hwende and party spokesperson Mr Jacob Mafume. Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday said they wanted to interview the above mentioned people with regards to the violent disturbances. Said Nyathi:
As police we are keen to interview 27 suspects in connection with rampant looting, incitement on social media and destruction of property, which occurred between January 14 and 16 this year. Anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact any nearest police station.