Two police officers on 6 October 2016 visited the Media Centre in Harare demanding to know the organisation’s registration details.
Source: Police question Media Centre director – The Zimbabwean 07.10.2016
Media Centre director Earnest Mudzengi, said they also enquired about the Centre’s staff compliment and rental arrangements.
The officers took details of the Media Centre’s trustees and its director including phone numbers and residential address in addition to being provided with its registration details.
“While, the motivating factor for the visit was not immediately clear, fears and indications are that the visit signals an operation to crack down on civic organisations that are deemed to be a threat to Zanu PF’s hegemonic interests and intentions,” said Mudzengi.
He said from their discussions with the officers, it would appear “police superiors” are concerned with the press conferences the Media Centre consistently facilitates for civic organisations, civic activists and political actors.