Gunshots in Chitungwiza…police clash with MDC youths after raiding Sikhala’s home

Nationwide demonstrations in Zimbabwe erupted January 14, 2019, after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that fuel prices were being doubled in a country suffering regular shortages of fuel, food and medicine

Members of the Zimbabwe  Republic Police in Chitungwiza arrested 13 MDC members who were gathered at the house of MDC Deputy National Chairperson Job Sikhala in St Mary’s.

The arrested are:

MDC Youth Assembly National Spokesperson Stephen Chuma

Nyasha mutsindikwa,
Elton marimbe,
Dambudzo mhike,
Tendayi timuri,
Jabulani chatindiara,
Christopher muretu,
Terrence manjengwa,
John molebaleng,
Brian mushakwe,
Tanyaradzwa zawaira,
Taurai nyamanhindi

Womberai The Dpt Spokes MDC YA@mdcya_dptspokes

The following have been arrested in St Mary’s at @JobWiwaSikala
Nyasha mutsindikwa, Elton marimbe,Dambudzo mhike, tendayi timuri, jabulani chatindiara, Christopher muretu, Terrence manjengwa, John molebaleng, Brian mushakwe, tanyaradzwa zawaira, taurai nyamanhindi & @chumasteve

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Eyewitnesses said the police besieged Sikhala’s house in the early hours of Saturday morning and arrested the youths who are alleged to have been guarding Sikhala’s house in anticipation of ZANU PF youths who threatened to invade the house on Saturday.

After the arrests, MDC members are said to have taken to the streets to protest causing police to beat citizens indiscriminately in Zengeza and doing door to door patrols.

Police are said to have fire teargas and gunshots at Chigovanyika and  Huruyadzo areas causing shops to be closed.

Source – Byo24News