George Charamba the spokesperson of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the police’s confiscation of Mutare farmers’ goods was regrettable.
A video that circulated on social media suggests that police raided Mutare farmers on the 3rd of this month around 3 am and confiscated their goods arguing that they were defying the national lockdown decree.
The lockdown was imposed by president Mnangagwa in a bid to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Responding to his follower on twitter who had asked if there will be compensation to farmers whose goods were confiscated, Charamba said:
Can’t say just yet until after our Monday prayers. The incident was unfortunate, regrettable.
Following the confiscation, President Mnangagwa ordered the police to allow farmers and traders of agricultural produce to continue with their operations unhindered.
While announcing the lockdown, Mnangagwa said that access to essential services including health and food was not going to be suspended.
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