The MDC-T has described the recent expulsion and eviction of a senior cop, Assistant Inspector Tedius Chisango, from his official residence at Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot on allegations of playing party jingles on his mobile phone and office computer as hypocrisy of the highest order.
MDC-T deputy national spokesperson Tabitha Khumalo said: “That is hypocrisy at its highest level. There are some senior ZRP officers whose cellular phones have ringtones of Zanu PF jingles.
“The police officer in question did not sing those songs hence cannot be dismissed on the basis of being found in their possession as he was only using those instruments for entertainment.”
Chisango, who was officer-in-charge at the Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot clinic, was evicted together with his family last Friday.
He was accused of trying to incite police recruits to revolt against President Robert Mugabe.
“Zanu PF has a tendency of thinking they are better than and superior to any other party in this country and wants to victimise anyone with an opposing view.”
One of the songs that reportedly infuriated Chisango’s superiors is titled Saddam Waenda Kwasara Bob (Saddam Hussein is gone, Bob is next).”
Chisango was left stranded after he was dumped in a bush, just a few kilometres from the training depot, about 30km from Bulawayo.
“I am stranded in the bush and I have nowhere to go. I slept outside last night with my family after the eviction from the police camp which you witnessed yesterday (Friday),” Chisango told journalists.
Contacted for comment, national police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Oliver Mandipaka said he was out of Harare and referred questions to Superintendent Andrew Phiri. However, repeated efforts to get a comment from Phiri and their superior, Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena, were fruitless as they were unreachable on their mobile phones.
Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri has repeatedly expressed his hatred of the MDC-T, which he claims was established to reverse gains of the liberation struggle.