Riot Police Intercept Zanu PF Activists
4 June 2021

By A Correspondent- Anti-Riot Police in Mutare on Tuesday intercepted and arrested several Zanu PF supporters who had staged a demonstration and forcibly opened two flea markets that were shut down by the local authority last year as a safety measure against Covid-19.

The Zanu PF activists, who likely face charges of breaching coronavirus regulations, on Tuesday broke into Chidzere and Sakubva markets and parcelled out 3,000 vending stalls amongst themselves.

Riot police intercepted their procession and made arrests as the boisterous protestors marched towards the city centre, singing and waving placards, local city press reported.

Mutare town clerk Anthony Mutara said of the arrests: “Order is very important in any society for the survival of us all,” according to the ManicaPost newspaper.

-State media