Zimbabwe: Police, Zanu-PF Pull Blank Faces Over Bindura Rally By Musanhi


POLICE and Zanu PF both say they were not aware Bindura North MP Kenneth Musanhi held a rally last week in defiance of government’s lockdown measures against gathering.

Police, instead, pleaded for anyone with information on the incident to come forward and report the matter.

Musanhi, a Zanu PF politburo member, last week addressed a rally attended by close to a hundred party loyalists, many of whom had no facemasks on with some wearing them improperly.

Some video images of the rally went viral on WhatsApp.

Police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi referred NewZimbabwe.Com to Mashonaland Central provincial spokesperson Milton Mundembe.

“Do you mind speaking to provincial spokesperson for Mashonaland Central,” Nyathi said.

Mundembe, on his part, said police in the province were not aware of the rally referred to.

“I’m not aware. Maybe, I will need to check with our records, but we are not privy to that information,” he said.

“We act upon on information that we know. From our end, there is no sacred cow. We arrest anyone who is bound to be arrested.

“I might not be in the WhatsApp group where that information was shared. If we happen to find anything, the long arm of the law will eventually take its course.”

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo also said the ruling party is not aware of said rally.