MDC Youth Assembly President Solomon Madzore arrested

The MDC Youth Assembly President Solomon Madzore was arrested at his house today at 1305hrs. The reasons or charges for his arrest are unknown.

The MDC Youth Assembly condemns in the strongest possible terms the unwarranted harassment and intimidation of its leaders and members. The arrest of Madzore comes in addition to thousands of our members and supporters that are either in detention, or being intimidated by ZANU PF terrorists outfits such as Chipangano that continue to walk scot free.

The Youth Assembly whishes to state that Solomon Madzore is innocent; he has not committed any crime. Recently, the police arrested the MDC Youth Assembly Deputy President Costa Machingauta for no valid reason. This is an obvious ploy to weaken the Youth Assembly ahead of the coming elections.

The continued harassment of MDC leaders and members demonstrates to SADC and the facilitation team that ZANU PF has not relented on its resolve to subvert the will of the people by acting in complete violation of the laws of the country, including undermining the crucial reforms before the next election.

The MDC Youth Assembly is a law abiding entity. As recent as last week, on the 26th of September 2011, the MDC Youth Assembly notified the police of their intention for a peace march. As usual, the police turned down the march.

In conclusion, the assembly reasserts that Madzore is not guilty. He should be released unconditionally and with immediate effect. Further, the assembly re-affirms its determination to press ahead with the democratic agenda of delivering real change to the people of Zimbabweans.

We are not intimidated, we will not waiver! We are committed to deliver the change that Zimbabweans want and no amount of terror or intimidation will deter us.

For and on Behalf of the youth of Zimbabwe

Clifford Hlatywayo

MDC Youth Assembly


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