MDC-A Official In Bad Shape After Police Assault

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Harare-The MDC Alliance deputy national spokesperson of the youth assembly has been admitted after being assaulted by police officers on Friday, Pindula News reveals.

In a Twiter post suggesting that Womberai Nhende was admitted on Saturday morning, the party said: “Around 1am Womberai Nhende was admitted in hospital under police guard. He is in bad shape and Drs are investigating to rule out head injury and chest trauma. Wombe was assaulted by @PoliceZimbabwe during his arrest outside MRT House.”

On Friday, MDC-A recently appointed national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere had reported that Nhende was badly beaten.

“Womberai Nhende, our Deputy Spokesperson for the Youth Assembly, was badly beaten by
police outside Harvest House today for no reason.

“He can’t breathe and urgently requires medical attention. Police refused to release him to be seen by his doctors,” Mahere said.

This report follows after six top MDC-A officials were arrested in the afternoon on Firday for criminal nuisance.

The MDC-A officials who are currently in custody, after reportedly attempted to retain the Harvest House on Friday, are; Tendai Biti and Lynnette Karenyi-Kore, Gladys Hlatswayo, Lovemore Chinoputsa, Vongai Tome and David Antony Chimhini.

The building was seized by the MDC-T, led by Thokozani Khupe, with the assistance of the army and the police in the midst of power struggles within the MDC.

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