The ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has reportedly denied confirming that ZRP had arrested 3 MDC Alliance activists who were subsequently abducted and tortured and dumped near Bindura. This was revealed by journalist Brezh Malaba who said:
Police spokes Asst Comm Paul Nyathi says he “never confirmed the arrest” of the MDC-A youth leaders. He claims he told the Herald & Daily News when they phoned him that he intended to find out from Harare police what had transpired. He’s basically accusing the papers of lying.
When the story broke last week, ZRP issued contradicting statements first confirming that the activists were in custody and then denying that the activists were in their custody.