Three MDC Alliance (MDC-A) youths were Friday arrested by police while conducting a door-to-door voter registration campaign in Bulawayo.
The three, Calvin Moyo, Phumzile Moyo and Thandiwe Mpofu were arrested in the city’s Pumula suburb.
MDC Alliance Bulawayo Provincial Spokesperson Swithern Chirowodza confirmed the arrests to NewZimbabwe.com. He said:
I can confirm that some of our youths were arrested today (Friday) while conducting door-to-door voter registration in Pumula.
The last time I spoke to them, they were being held at Pumula police station.
Chirowodza described the arrests as a form of intimidation to the main opposition’s supporters. He said:
The arrests are meant to intimidate MDC Alliance cadres and may be indicative of an agenda to slow down the party’s voter registration exercise ahead of the delimitation exercise.
It is common knowledge that ZANU PF has failed to capture seats in Bulawayo. Police are now helping Zanu PF to grab seats away from Bulawayo.
The party recently embarked on a massive voter registration campaign dubbed #RegisterToVoteZW.
Meanwhile, a lawyer from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) was assigned to assist the youths.