MDC organising secretary Amos Chibaya freed on bail over August 16 protest

MDC organising secretary Amos Chibaya freed on bail over August 16 protest 1

HARARE – A court freed a senior opposition official on bail on Monday, after charging him with failing to stop an anti-government protest that authorities had banned. Amos Chibaya, national organising secretary for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was an organiser of a street demonstration the party convened in Harare on August 16 to launch a national protest movement. The MDC accuses President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of political repression and mismanaging an economy that is mired in its worst crisis in a decade. Police banned the Harare demonstration…

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Chibaya granted bail in protest case

Chibaya granted bail in protest case 3

Last updated Aug 26, 2019 46,659 A Zimbabwean court freed a senior opposition official on bail on Monday, after charging him with failing to stop an anti-government protest that authorities had banned. Opposition MDC National Organiser Amos Chibaya Amos Chibaya, national organising secretary for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), was an organiser of a street demonstration the party convened in Harare on Aug. 16 to launch a national protest movement. The MDC accuses President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of political repression and mismanaging an economy that is mired in…

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Police hold MDC’s Chibaya over Harare protest as gunmen fire on Marondera MP’s house

Police hold MDC’s Chibaya over Harare protest as gunmen fire on Marondera MP’s house 4

HARARE – Police arrested the Movement for Democratic Change’s organising secretary and MP Amos Chibaya on Thursday on charges of failing to stop a banned protest last week in Harare, his lawyer said. Chibaya’s arrest came as police opened an investigation after the home of the MDC’s Marondera Central MP Caston Matewu was shot at early Thursday. The unidentified gunmen fired at the MP’s house, vehicle and a water tank in the 2.30AM raid. The MDC, which accuses President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government of repression and economic mismanagement, called a demonstration…

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MDC national organizer Amos Chibaya arrested “for failing to stop protests”

MDC national organizer Amos Chibaya arrested “for failing to stop protests” 7

On Aug 22, 2019 15,470 The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has issued a statement saying its National Organizer Amos Chibaya (MP) has been arrested and charged with failing to take steps to stop demonstrations that had been planned for four cities across the country. Amos Chibaya is the MDC National Organising Secretary “Chibaya was the convener of the MDC’s proposed peaceful demonstrations in four cities that were later foiled by the police after they issued four prohibition orders to stop citizens in the respective cities from exercising their…

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Zimbabwean opposition plans demonstrations over economy next week

Zimbabwean opposition plans demonstrations over economy next week 8

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Reuters | Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is planning street demonstrations next week to protest against the government’s handling of the economy, which is mired in its worst crisis in a decade and has plunged most citizens into poverty. Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa The southern African nation is enduring shortages of foreign currency, fuel and bread as well as 18-hour power cuts. The power outages threaten mining and industrial output and have upended lives. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will hold marches in the…

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MDC plans protests over economy next week

MDC plans protests over economy next week 9

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Reuters | Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is planning street demonstrations next week to protest against the government’s handling of the economy, which is mired in its worst crisis in a decade and has plunged most citizens into poverty. Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa The southern African nation is enduring shortages of foreign currency, fuel and bread as well as 18-hour power cuts. The power outages threaten mining and industrial output and have upended lives. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) will hold marches in the…

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MDC under siege as police hunt for details of newly-elected leadership in every province

MDC under siege as police hunt for details of newly-elected leadership in every province 10

By Garikai Mafirakureva | NewsDay | MDC Alliance, Zimbabwe’s main opposition is increasingly becoming wary of the safety of its members, after it emerged that members of the Police Internal Security Intelligence (PISI) are looking for details of their newly-elected leadership in every province throughout the country. MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa (centre) and Tendai Biti (Alliance principal) (centre) and Amos Chibaya (Organising Secretary) – right. It is believed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, currently grappling with various economic tribulations, fears countrywide uprisings as prices of basic goods continue to skyrocket,…

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Bid to stop Chamisa rally in Chiredzi flops

Bid to stop Chamisa rally in Chiredzi flops 11

By Garikai Mafirakureva | NewsDay | Hordes of MDC supporters ignored thousands of anti-Nelson Chamisa flyers strewn all over Chiredzi to attend a rally addressed by the youthful opposition leader on Sunday. Nelson Chamisa addressing party supporters in Chiredzi at a Thank You Rally The fliers which read: “Khupe in, Chamisa out. Rally cancelled” littered the streets of Tshovani township, Hippo Valley and Triangle on Saturday; a day before the rally purporting that the event had been cancelled following a High Court ruling which declared Chamisa an illegitimate leader and…

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Three opposition MPs sue minister, police over bashing in Parliament of Zimbabwe

Three opposition MPs sue minister, police over bashing in Parliament of Zimbabwe 12

Three opposition legislators have sued government demanding US$27,000 as compensation for violation of their fundamental rights when some law enforcement agents assaulted them in Parliament in November 2018. Opposition MDC Alliance MPs outside parliament following the chaos that marked police units forcibly evicting them from the House after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa The three opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party legislators, Lynette Karenyi (proportional representation), Thabitha Khumalo (proportional representation) and Amos Chibaya (Mkoba constituency) were manhandled and assaulted by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers…

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UK takes interest in Zim opposition court cases

UK takes interest in Zim opposition court cases 13

BY Everson Mushava THE United Kingdom says it is following closely how the Zimbabwean government is handling the various cases of opposition legislators and pro-democracy defenders arrested and charged for participating in January protests over fuel price hikes. This was disclosed by Britain’s minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, on social media on Wednesday after the arrest of another MDC official Chalton Hwende for attempting to overthrow a constitutionally-elected government. “It is essential that Zimbabwe upholds the rule of law and human rights,” Baldwin wrote on microblogging site, Twitter. “We are…

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