“Allegations Of Sexual Assault On MDC Officials Demand Immediate Investigation” – Ruhanya

Opposition MDC activist Pedzisai Ruhanya has called for an immediate investigation into allegations of sexual harassment on party members, Joannah Mamombe (MP Harare West), Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova who were found in ‘bad shape’ in Bindura on Thursday night.

The trio was abducted on Wednesday in Warren Park during a flash protest and their whereabouts were not known until late last night

Posting on Twitter, Ruhanya who is also the director of the Harare-based Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) said:

ALLEGATIONS of torture against Hon MP @JoanaMamombe, @ceechimbiri2 and @MarovaNetsai point to SEXUAL ASSAULT. This requires immediate investigation.

It is alleged that the three were taken by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). On the day they disappeared, police issued a statement saying that they had arrested the trio but later issued another statement saying that they did not know their whereabouts.

Meanwhile, the three are said to have received emergency medical attention.

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