The bail application for nine members of the secessionist Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) who were arrested last week has been postponed to tomorrow (Wednesday).
The activists were arrested last week during a protest in front of the Bulawayo Central Police station.
They were singing anti-government songs as they burnt tyres, and blocked the driveway into the police station before threatening to storm the building.
They were protesting over the alleged harassment of their leader, Mqondisi Moyo following a night raid at his house by armed police with the intention to arrest him.
A statement released this Tuesday by MRP National Information and Publicity Secretary Velie D Moyo read:
The bail application for the fearless Mthwakazi Republic Party members that were arrested last week for protesting and demanding their rights in front of the Bulawayo Central Police station appeared today at the Treldgold Magistrate Court.
They had since remained in custody after Abammeli layers led by Prince Bhutshe Dube last week Thursday the 11th of March had requested from the Courts that the MRP9 members be first treated before a ball application is lodged.
Today Abammell Lawyers for human rights demanded a medical report for the MRP accused before a bail application is applied for.
It has been noted that the brutal police of Zimbabwe were looking jittery after they heard about the demand for medical reports for the MRP9 accused members.
The bail application was then postponed to tomorrow 17 March 2021 for a bail application provided the state produces the medical report of the Accused MRP9 members.
The unmoved Members of MRP including the National executive members comprising the National Treasurer Brighton Maladzhind the Provincial chairs that included Thembinkosi Mfulongashi Mpofu all thronged the courts though they were not allowed to be seated.
The members of MRP who were arrested and remained in custody are the following; MRP Women’s league Chairperson Ms Sibongile Bhanda, Cde Tinos Nkomo council of elders, Levison Ncube who is a coordinator in the council of Elders, Cde Mongameli Mlotshwa National Youth Chairperson, and some of his lieutenants who include Albert Ncube, Nkosi, Ackim Ndebele, Welcome, Moyo, Nkosilathi Ncube who is Bulawayo provincial treasurer.
The cause of their arrest was that they went to the Central police station to find out about the whereabouts of Mqondisi Moyo the President of MRP whose house was raided in the odd hours after midnight on the 10th of March.
Mqondisi Moyo has since run away and is in hiding till today.
The people’s revolutionary party remains resolute in fighting and reversing all injustices committed by the evil government of Zimbabwe against the people of Matabeleland alias Mthwakazi for over 4 decades.
We call all people to continue to support the MRP9 through this process.
Lawyers representing the MRP9 today were Prince Bhutshe Dube and Nqobani Sithole.
For Peace and Justice In Our lifetime.