TWO more staffers from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s communications office were briefly detained yesterday as police launched a fresh crackdown on the MDC-T leader’s employees.
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National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrest of Brian Mutosva and Zororai Mudariki, saying the two were picked up for questioning but were expected to be released after giving statements.
“Two people have been picked up and statements are being recorded, they will be released,” she said.
Tsvangirai’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka said: “We view this as harassment of the PM’s staff despite the principals meeting and statement for police to stop that act as it tarnished the image of the country. Besides this, the police continue to harass the PM’s staff.”
The arrests bring to eight the number of PM staffers who have been picked up over the past fortnight on charges of impersonating the police.
The first four – former Harare City councillor Warship Dumba, Thabani Mpofu, Felix Matsinde, Mehluli Tshuma and Anna Muzvidziwa – were charged with impersonating police and remanded on $500 bail each.
The other two – Spiwe Vera and Elizabeth Banda – who are both caretakers at the Premier’s office were questioned and released after brief interrogation last week.