Pro-democracy activist Namatai Kwekweza says her home is under constant surveillance by unknown vehicles and people who only leave when she leaves home.
The 21-year-old, a member of WeLead Organisation for Young People, has been arrested twice by police in the past few weeks for her indefatigable campaign against proposed constitutional amendments.
Following her arrest in Harare on Monday last week alongside Youngerson Matete aged 29 years and Prince Gora aged 24 years, police seized her phone and have kept it up to now. She posted on Twitter:
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So that it is on record, there are still vehicles that show up outside my home. There are still people who show up and only leave when I leave home. All people in Zimbabwe should be on high alert. Something is cooking but we can not be afraid. We must love this country.
… ZRP and the state are desperate. Last week with no warrant to confiscate our phones, they forced us to surrender them upon our arrest and almost arrested our lawyer who was demanding them back. To date they still have them. Those people are thugs.
Zimbabwe’s so-called new dispensation has launched a crackdown on pro-democracy activists, trade unionists, opposition politicians, prominent journalists and human rights lawyers, saying “no-one is above the law”.