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Makone petitions Cabinet over police action


Co-Home Affairs minister Theresa Makone will on Tuesday present a paper to Cabinet on the behaviour by the police who over the weekend, disrupted MDC-T rallies in Victoria Falls and “aided” Zanu PF youths to disrupt a meeting in her Harare North constituency on Sunday.

She accused Zanu PF of engaging in violence because the party had no marketable leadership.

“I will do a paper to present to Cabinet on Tuesday (today). It would look like the police are waging a war and if it’s not, I would like them to explain why they are only disrupting MDC-T meetings and not Zanu PF gatherings,” she said.

“Zanu PF doesn’t have an electable leadership and they have nothing new to offer to the people of Zimbabwe. They want to disturb the will of the people.

“I was attending Mass in the area and the rally was about to start when my brother came to me and warned me against going there, saying Zanu PF was attacking people. As Zanu PF youths advanced our youths retaliated and forced them away.”

Makone said anti-riot police came and instead of restoring order, they allegedly accompanied the (Zanu PF) youths to what she said was an illegal base in the constituency and allowed them to regroup.

“Police fired rubber bullets and our youths dispersed. The reason why the police came was to make sure Zanu PF had an opportunity to disrupt the rally.

“Zanu PF is a bunch of cowards who can’t face the people of Zimbabwe. As a Minister of Home Affairs my constituency was going to be peaceful by protecting me and the people. People now know Zanu PF is a war machine and nothing else.”

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was also blocked from addressing a rally in Victoria Falls by the police who cordoned off Chinotimba Stadium as early as 6am on Sunday morning.

Tsvangirai has threatened to confront President Robert Mugabe over that, arguing it shows why he was calling for security sector re-alignment.

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