Two more Tsvangirai staffers arrested

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.

REPORT BY MOSES MATENGA

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.

54 Responses to Two more Tsvangirai staffers arrested

  1. Phunyukabemphethe April 3, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Gukurahundi Mugabe continues with his Gukurahundism despite the Monday morning teas and buscuits!!

  2. Dracular April 3, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    That is what we call ‘Rule of Law’ ladies & gentle-mdc-t bafoons!

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 3, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      Of course the Gukurahundi rule of law, that only targets those in the opposition.

      Are we to be made to believe that only opposition members break the law in Gukurahundi Zimbabwe?

      If you believe this – then certainly you need a thorough eNgutsheni examination upstairs!!

    • fayzall April 3, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      Your Mother is a Baboon and sleeps with anything for Zim Dollar

  3. City Father April 3, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    And u expect free and fair elections nxa

  4. Gwabisela April 3, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    I cannot get over wondering how this helps Zanu PF. Other than stealing election strategy and aiming to impair the MDC’s most effective campaigners of course. Otherwise these fellow are really pissing in their own nest and giving more empathetic votes to MDC. Perhaps one day this will all be clear because you cannot just harass people for the sake of it or to flex muscle. To what end I ask. Any CIOs or Joint whatever Command staff care to comment? From where I stand you are making heroes out of the people you harass.

    • jairosi April 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      The harrassment and arrest of MDC-T members clearly confirm Tsvangirai is doing something right and ZanuPF chefs are very afraid. If you look at the amount of resources the police, CIO, army are using and the acres of space/ time devoted to Tsvangirai in the govt media you can clearly see Tsvangirai is very effective despite the fact that we are often told he is useless.

    • musoni April 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

      Excellent analysis. Any fool would tell you this is giving the MDC aura of being oppressed and effectively reversing any gains that Zanu may have gained in terms of respectability. These people are only arrested towards elections. Whom is the strategist??

  5. Gazebo April 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Zvakubhowa izvi.ko iye Chihuri wacho achasungwawo riinhi

  6. chivhu April 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    You people should learn that calling this country gukurahundi and all sorts of names. Whatever happened happened to deal with that present situation becoz the people of that side of country had become a menace. They wanted to go back to what their forefathers used to do, so you should just stop. You see it brought this country together look at what Gaddafi he was a flawed genious he helped brought Libyan tribals together but look at Libya now, where are they now Gaddafi is dead???????????

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 3, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

      @chivhu
      You are a Gukurahundi, that is why you believe in what you have written about “the people of that side of the country had become a menace.”

      If you were not a Gukurahundi, you wouldn’t believe in that tribalistic propaganda nonsense – you would have made an intelligent effort to inform yourself in an unbiased manner.

      You are most probably a very young pikinini who doesn’t even know what actually transpired then, apart from what you heard as you grew up from your feloow Shona Gukurahundi tribalists!

      • mefias kanegona April 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

        whether you like it or not thats the truth. people should just learn to live together ,calling each other all sort of names will not help.

        • Phunyukabemphethe April 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

          Are you also a Gukurahundi?

    • Zhira Dzangu April 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      Iwe urimutribaist mukuru nekuti wanyora nonsense. Unofunga kuti vanhu vechindevere chete vairohwa nekupondwa? Uri benzi. This was about entrenching power in one individual. Saka isusu tinehama dzechindevere nedzechishonadzakarohwa nedzakapondwa nekuti vanamai vedu ndeveku Mat south unoti chii kwatiri? In case hauzive Gukurahundi yaiti kana yashaya varwisi vanepfuti yorova chero vanaAmai, vana Ambuya chero chembere neharawa nemayouth including kuMidlands kwese uke, kuti vanhu vatye kusupporter vanga vaine pfuti. Ziva nyaya yacho kwete kutinyorera nonsense. Chero mugabe akati i “moment of madness wani” although asina kana kmboti sorry. Ko Zvobgo aizoti sorry chii chacho kana zvanga zviri right? Uribenzi.

    • bhutende April 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

      you are an asshole njah

  7. chivhu April 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Ofcoz Chihure should go so is his predecessors

  8. shon corner April 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    mwati mwadii. mwuchati bhuuuu

  9. stepaside. April 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Munomu tinotongwa neMafia chaiyo.

  10. chivhu April 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    @phunyu
    I hope you were there and saw what transpired during that time and didn’t hear from others like i did but that doesn’t change anything bro/sis i am my own man. Can you justify what your late fathers used to do to our late fathers????

    • Zhira Dzangu April 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

      @chivhu

      Iwe urimutribaist mukuru nekuti wanyora nonsense. Unofunga kuti vanhu vechindevere chete vairohwa nekupondwa? Uri benzi. This was about entrenching power in one individual. Saka isusu tinehama dzechindevere nedzechishonadzakarohwa nedzakapondwa nekuti vanamai vedu ndeveku Mat south unoti chii kwatiri? In case hauzive Gukurahundi yaiti kana yashaya varwisi vanepfuti yorova chero vanaAmai, vana Ambuya chero chembere neharawa nemayouth including kuMidlands kwese uke, kuti vanhu vatye kusupporter vanga vaine pfuti. Ziva nyaya yacho kwete kutinyorera nonsense. Chero mugabe akati i “moment of madness wani” although asina kana kmboti sorry. Ko Zvobgo aizoti sorry chii chacho kana zvanga zviri right? Saka wave kuda kurevenger zvema late fathers manje?.

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      @chivhu

      I am not my late father, so why should I justify anything for them – things I don’t know about?

      Without even going far – go ask Chatunga to justify Gukurahundi on behalf of his father, and lets see whether that makes sense to you Gukurahundi idiot?

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

      @chivhu

      I was there, so I know what I am talking about – this is not hearsay. Gukurahundi was about ZANU PF wanting power, not the tribalistic nonsense you have written above.

      Why do you think ZANU PF and Mugabe continue to use the same Gukurahundi tactics to this day to silence opposition – its simply because from experience, they know it works!!

      In the 1980s Gukurahundi would not have been carried out in Masvingo, Mashonaland and Manicaland because there was no strong opposition to ZANU PF in those regions in 1980. Now it has shifted to these provinces because strong opposition now comes from there!!

      WISEN UP GUKURAHUNDI IDIOT!!

  11. Chingara April 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Well done police. Do your constitutional duty to the letter. Take twangshit too. Do the same to one mBiti and m Ibenzi also.

  12. bhutende April 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Phunyu is 100 percent correct, iwewe hauna kukwana wanga uripo here kana washaya zvekunyora enda unofira kure.

  13. samutoko April 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    batai vanhu gen Chihuri

  14. TICHARWA April 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    samutoko uri aknam chaiyo

  15. TONGAI April 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    This Ndebele guy is mad..anopenga….

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

      Get over your tribal hangovers, gante ojoang mara? tsoga!!

  16. Poacher April 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    What this goes to show is that Tsvangirai, Ncube, Mutambara hold no sway in this GNU. If Mugabe genuinely desires an end to this persecution of the opposition and it’s not happening he too welds no power. In such a case real power is in the hands of the junta. And we all know they will never let Tsvangirai or Ncube rule this country. If not so why is there no and never going to be any security sector reform? Any optimism of a Tsvangirai or Ncube take over after elections is deeply misplaced.

  17. Assylum April 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Punyukabembethe is a tribalist bt is raising good points. Yu need 2 remove è words ‘Gukurahundi Shona’ in yo comments. We ar one pple boyz. I don’t support è Gukurahundi mercy killings coz l usually talk 2 those who experienced it though.

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      But we do have Mthwakazi Gukurahundis such as Jabulani Sibanda, why shouldn’t they be clearly identified when they indulge in Gukurahundism? Nothing tribal about this but a fact of life in Zim!

  18. chero ndadya April 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    we must unite and fight against Gukurahundism! It even consumes its own ask Solomon Mujuru. Support it and one day you will be victim.

  19. chivurukute April 3, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    this nonsense about gukurahundi must come to an end or else if it is unforgetable, then let us revist the past and re-live it with the honest hope of taking all perpetrators to book for it is a rule of the thumb that the sins of the evil and devilish fathers must be visited upon the children to the last generation. Its quite unfortunate that some of our fellow compatriots especially those dull ones who keep on drumming the inflamatory drums of gukus are mostly uneducated idiots who dream of turning back the hands of time.

  20. principles of democracy April 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Phunyukapemphethe, Here I seem to agree with you on gukurahundi issue. you seem to have a well thought point. tribalism is not right in politics,look at kenya,they voted the corrupt Uhuru to the president because he comes from a bigger tribe and Raila lost but he has better chances of democratising kenya. Now the Kikuyu are vandalising his private property for unknown reasons.

    Gukurahundi is a past event though we want to see justice and reconciliation prevailing.but mentioning it on every point that you may makes a point poor. So chang my brother.

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

      Gukurahundism is not tribalism!

  21. clint eastwood April 3, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    down pressor man beware of the final push

  22. bepa ravanhu April 3, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    HELLO HELLO HELLO

    Do you know why these staffers are arrested?

    When they get there they are held incomunicado, and actually bribed to entice them spy on their bosses.

    Yes police do not have the chance to bride them when they are at work, but arrest them so they you have the chance to talk to them arimuchitox

    It has hapenned several times before, ZANUPF can be VERY dirty

  23. TONGAI April 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    @Phunyukabemphethe,yu are an idiot stupid gay….in your dreams if yu ever think we will have a NDEBELE LEADER HERE….yu are full of hatred and you are always the 1st to give a comment daily,i suspect yu are not even educated….imbwa,

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

      Thula wena Gukurahundi!

  24. Mwana wevhu 1 April 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    I think most of u guys should start using your brains more than emotions gukurahundi is over and the sooner we accept it the better. look at issues separately.

    • Chenaimoyo Gushungo April 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      its might be over in your brains …. but i am still to know where my parents were buried … and why my unborn sibling was gutted from mother womb …

  25. chivurukute April 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    I just wonder why some people still think and reason like gay talibans?? Given a chance, some idiots can ignite tribal chaos and that is typical of desperate ideologies and ideas. History tells us quite clearly that those estwhile fools came from down south and if push comes to shove, they have to be driven back not only southwards but into the ocean like those spirits that were cast out of demons..swine

  26. Bonjisi April 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Vakomana dai vatsvangirai vambotongawo ko mapurisa anosunga aya anopuweiko lets go and vote kana varambirira toita imwe G n u zviri nani.bt lets speak thru the balot

  27. Chenaimoyo Gushungo April 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    enough is enough

  28. ndlangamandla April 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    About the Gukurahundi comment. We are Zimbabweans. If you know nothing of what transpired its fine, after all ignorance is bliss. Let those in pain cry to their hearts content, don’t judge them. Let those in pain know the INDIVIDUALS who hurt them and stop stereotyping. This country is more dear than these two tribes.

    • Phunyukabemphethe April 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

      But Gukurahundi is not about tribe, its about the party of Gukurahundism ZANU PF and its Gukurahundi leader Rober Gukurahundi (RG) Mugabe!!

  29. chero ndadya April 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    We cannot silence people by saying they are not educated. I don’t have to be an idiot to know that violence must be condemed and to understand that there is a system designed to silence people. Gukurahundism is an evil system which is being perpetuated by both ZANU PF and the MDC-T. Ask Maduku, Gwisayi Moyo Jonathan the educated profs and my learned friend Mtetwa. If education makes me forget my history and the injustices then I don’t need it. No to Gukurahundism!!!!!

  30. cde kereke April 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    vanhu vemdc ngavasungwe hapana bato riri above the law.

  31. roy April 3, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    wld u pliz explain to the nation what is meant by that term Gukurahundi? Perhaps if you can tell what triggered it. Please dont insult me i just want to knw and undstnd…

  32. mapfupa-edu-amuka April 4, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    punyu is mbonisi….mukateerera zvaanonyora mheno zvenyu.
    mwana wedzviti idzviti……you cant change him.
    Its unfortunate gukurahundi missed him…..such minds really need cleansing!

    • Gwabisela April 4, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      @mapfupa-edu-amuka

      Not surprising your comments because we have people in Zim trained at the Border Gezi School of Retrogressive Politics, Propaganda and Violence. Not to mention unrepentant remnants of North Korean training with the 5th and 6th Brigades. So who is a tribalism then?
      If you had self respect you would quickly apologize to the man you have insulted and there is no guarantee that he would accept it either. Shame on you crass man.

  33. Prince April 4, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    Ndaverenga mafungiro enyu mose.vanoziva ndimwari kuti musi wacho nderini patichasunungurwa.

  34. sokomkanya April 4, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Pple like phunyukawateva and those barbarians beating pple at highlanders matches actually justify gukurahundi. People from that side do not act like civilised pple that’s way they move around with daggers and ndukus. At weddings, soccer matches, bars even online they are looking for conflict and violence.

  35. Phunyukabemphethe April 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Gukurahundi is not about tribe or race, its about the party of Gukurahundism ZANU PF and its Gukurahundi leader Rober Gukurahundi (RG) Mugabe!!

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