The Zimbabwe police have on Saturday stopped and disrupted the opposition party leader Nelson Chamisa from conducting a rally for supporters of his party, Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) ahead of the by-election which is arranged to hold on March 26.
Despite the government sanction on protesting, thousands of Zimbabweans troop out to the street on Saturday. However, the police reacted harshly to the defiant protesters.
Ahead of the upcoming by- election which is scheduled to hold on March 26, activists of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) come together in Marondera, to conduct a rally and create awareness to their supporters before the election hold.
The police, unfortunately, disrupted their gathering and prevented the opposition party leader from holding the rally successfully.
The leader said: “We are a party of peace, a party of rule of law. And we don’t want to fight with people so they blocked us from having a rally even when we went to court. I told them it is fine, just give a chance to tell my supporters that the rally has been stopped.”
As the election draw closes, critics and show of discontent against the incumbent president Emmerson Mnangawgwa’s party grew more intense.
Towards the end of February, an opposition supporter was gunned down while many were left injured severely. The police claimed that the perpetrators of the acts were activists from Zanu-pf, the ruling party.