MDC deputy treasurer and Kuwadzana East MP Charlton Hwende has been arrested. Hwende was arrested soon after arrival at the Robert Mugabe International Airport on Tuesday.
Hwende is an outspoken close ally of MDC president Nelson Chamisa. He had been in Namibia since January. Security services were looking for him in relation to the ShutDownZim protests.
Below are some of the comments made of Twitter over Hwende’s arrest:
Q. How do you subvert a constitutionally elected government? A. Not by rousing speeches or even protests. By a coup. That’s how.
Is it ZANU PF’s plan to arrest every MDC MP? It’s sure starting to look that way.
Mhofu @hwende welcome back to the motherland. You could not have stayed in hiding forever.
U deleted yo tweets, but u told us that 2019 ignore reJambanja.
Namibia wasn’t going to protect a fugitive. Deal with the rule of law.
Muyera Shumba the real deal
Arrested for what exactly…Zanu pf can you stop all this foolishness..the real criminals like Chombo, Nduna, Mpoko etc are roaming the streets freely tipei serious nxaa.
Thnx for your tweet ….but what I know is you get arrested when you have done something that requires you be cleared or convicted by the courts hence the reason you are not arrested. If he is innocent the court will clear all the charges.
Now, the arrest of Charlton Hwende is clearly an MDC congress matter. A clear pattern is now emerging. Chamisa and Biti loyalists must rot in jail. The party/state/military complex at work!
There is a plan to weaken the movement ahead of Congress. There are those who are working with the junta to make sure President Chamisa loyalists are sidelined.
Zimbabwe Reports opposition MDC MP Charlton Hwende arrested at Robert Mugabe International Airport and will likely face treason charges over his alleged role in fuel protests in January. Hwende was returning from Namibia
Their blueprint is incite, then flee from the scene of the crime and leave your fodder to deal with the fallout! Plastic politicians! For all his faults, MT led his own protests & was prepared to deal with the consequences!
Why are your people always getting arrested? Is it ignorance to the laws of the land or just rebellion?
The Regime sounds mad to me. Sheer madness including those who are supporting it. They live in a different world altogether.
Another MDC MP, Charlton Hwende arrested as the state tries to build its case to support its regime change allegations. A detailed assessment of the primary subversion allegations is critical to test the credibility of military allegations made by military prosecutors & the state.
What kind of peace and democracy do we have in zim no jobs no petrol people are being abducted daily at least Hwende is arrested just for being good Samaritan murders are walking freely nxaaaaaaaaa.
MDC MP Charlton Hwende has been arrested at the Robert Mugabe International Airport and will likely face treason charges over his alleged role in fuel protests in January. Hwende was returning from Namibia
We warned him as he was busy commuting the offence on Jan 13 Kuti Hwende you are walking on thin ice. But no he kept tweeting and only deleted his tweets when he saw the violence. Carry you cross Hwende no Simon Cyrene to help you.
MDC- Australia (Victoria)
We condemn in strong terms the continued persecution and arrests of our leaders. We hear Hon @hwende has been arrested at RG Mugabe airport. This regime must leave behind their revolutionary adolescence and demonstrate that they have reached political maturity.
Charlton Hwende is a Zimbabwean politician, Member of Parliament for Kuwadzana East and MDC Alliance Deputy Treasurer-General. In early March 2019, Hwende was arrested and charged with treason for his supposed role in the January 2019 violent protests. He was granted bail on 8 March... Read More About Charlton Hwende