Another regime change suspect arrested
Police have arrested the founder of Rozaria Memorial Trust Nyaradzai Farirai Gumbonzvanda (pictured) and charged her with plotting to subvert a constitutionally elected government.
Giving an update on Wednesday morning Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said, “In Zimbabwe authorities intensify crackdown on human rights defenders with arrest of Farirai Gumbonzvanda at Robert Mugabe International Airport and detained at Harare Central Police Station for allegedly plotting to overthrow President Mnangagwa’s govt through inciting civil disobedience.”
Gumbonzvanda joins four other civic society leaders who are appearing in court on Wednesday over similar charges.
The four are the Citizens Manifesto coordinator Tatenda Mombeyarara (37), Centre for Community Development in Zimbabwe advocacy officer George Makoni (38), Nyasha Frank Mpahlo (35) of Transparency International Zimbabwe and executive director of Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD), Gamuchirai Mukura (31).
On Tuesday Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Mr Nick Mangwana confirmed that the police had arrested the four soon after their arrival from the Maldives.
“The four were arrested after disembarking from a South African Airways flight while coming from the Maldives and are currently assisting police with investigations,” he said.
A tight vigil has been mounted by the police followed information that there were shadowy organisations seeking to unleash a wave of violent demonstrations beginning next month, with ring leaders of civil unrest having received training in the Czech Republic and the Maldives.
Source – Byo24News