MDC Alliance deputy treasurer-general and Kuwadzana East MP, Charlton Hwende has been arrested. Hwende had been in Namibia for some time where he has been receiving medical care.
He was arrested upon his arrival back home at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. Hwende will most likely be charged with treason as he was on the police’s wanted list of the ringleaders of the January riots according to reports.
Hwende joins a long list of opposition MPs who have been arrested for treason following fuel protests that broke out on January 16.
Hwende’s arrest was revealed by MDC presidential spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda on Twitter. Sibanda wrote:
Mnangagwa continues the abuse of human rights with the arrest of Hon MP Hwende of the MDC led by President Chamisa. President Chamisa won the last Presidential election before Mnangagwa working with ZEC rigged the results.
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
DR. Nkululeko Sibanda is a political analyst and the Presidential spokesperson for the MDC Alliance and Nelson Chamisa the leader of the MDC Alliance. Dr. Sibanda was appointed Chamisa’s spokesperson in June of 2018, replacing Luke Tamborinyoka, who campaigned and lost the Goromonzi National Assembly... Read More About Nkululeko Sibanda