By Daniel Itai, Harare, Zimbabwe
The MDC Alliance’s National Youth spokesperson, Stephen Chuma, has lashed out at the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) for firing teargas into a local bus which had passengers on board.
“Barbaric acts by thugs disguised as members of the ZRP who recklessly tear gassed a bus carrying passengers including the elderly and the minors must never go unchallenged.
It is very clear that the police force is now a danger to the public as exhibited by their recent acts of brutality. This is not the first time that the police have exhibited animalistic behavior on innocent citizens.
Just a year ago, the same police force gruesomely hit a vendor Hilton Tamangani with iron bars and fists at a basement at QV Pharmacy in Angwa street. Tamangani later succumbed to sustained injuries at Harare Remand Prison.
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Earlier this year, the same police force was at it again when they released the trio of MDC Alliance female youth leaders, Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova into the custody of abductors after the police spokesperson Paul Nyathi had initially indicated that the trio were in police custody.
Few months later, the same unrepentant police force bashed a sprawling MDC Alliance Deputy Youth Spokesperson, Womberai Nhende at Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House. Up to now, Nhende is walking wounded as a result of police brutality.
As if that was not enough, the same police force yesterday summoned some foolish intelligence or lack of it and threw tear gas right into a bus carrying passengers.
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Govt has been made aware of an incident at Harare Showgrounds where a team of 7 officers have been arrested for deploying tear smoke in an occupied bus. They will face charges. The crew of the bus has also been arrested as the bus in question was being driven by a tout. FOLLOW ZimCitizenNews on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. #Zimbabwe #CurrentAffairs #LatestNews #ZimCitizenNews #ZimCitizen
Of importance to note for citizens is that the bus was not carrying MDC Alliance supporters but citizens from diverse backgrounds and political inclinations.
What this means is that no one is safe from this bunch of rogue police officers that behaves worse than the colonial black watchers (mabhurakwacha).
As citizens, we are no longer safe from this monster regime. Resistance is now a must for every citizen because injustice is everywhere.
Surely if we can not be moved by yesterday’s horrible police behavior then something is wrong with us as a people.
In a normal society Police Commissioner General, Godwin Matanga is supposed to resign with immediate effect. Anything other than that is pure nonsense,” fumed Chuma.