Police in Harare on Sunday arrested interim leader of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Jameson Timba and 70 other activists for allegedly holding an illegal political meeting. 

The Zimbabwe Republic Police national police spokesperson Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrests.

According to reports, the CCC activists had allegedly gathered without authorization at Timba’s residence. 

The reports further indicated that the activists, who were allegedly resisting arrest and pelting them with stones, led to violent clashes with several CCC members getting injured in the process. 

Confirming the arrests, Nyathi said the operation was initiated following a tip-off. 

“I can confirm that 70 suspects were arrested at Jameson Timba’s house in Harare for conducting an unsanctioned gathering,” Nyathi said. 

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“During the arrests, they became violent and started throwing stones at the police officers. Reinforcements were later called in. We will, however, release more details tomorrow (today).”

More details to follow...