Some anti-riot police were Wednesday deployed to drive away dozens of MDC youths who staged a demonstration against the arrest and prosecution of party vice chair, Job Sikhala.
Sikhala, the party's MP for Zengeza West, was arrested Tuesday and detained overnight for allegedly threatening to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a party rally in Bikita on Saturday.
He was set to appear in court later on Wednesday to answer to subversion charges.
However, youths who could have number up to 50, went to Harare Central police carrying placards while demanding the unconditional release of the top party official.
Youth Assembly spokesperson Stephen Chuma told NewZimbabwe.com that they were demanding an end to arbitrary arrests of their leaders.
"We are demanding an end to arbitrary arrests of our leaders, this cannot continue.
"The state has seen it fit to call armed officers for us yet we are just exercising our right to protest," said Chuma.
Read the original article on New Zimbabwe.
Opposition Youth Leader Ostallos Siziba Arrested
Sikhala Arrested, to Appear in Court Today
AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 600 news and information items daily from over 150 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.