MDC-T officials arrested for celebrating Victoria Falls by-election win

via MDC-T officials arrested for celebrating Victoria Falls by-election win — Nehanda Radio by Thulani Ncube  OCTOBER 23, 2013

Two MDC-T officials were on Wednesday arrested for celebrating the party’s by-election victory in Ward 9 by driving through the area in a small convoy of cars. MDC-T Ward 11 councillor Edmore Zhou and chairman Bernard Nyamambi were arrested for alleged ‘public nuisance.’

Police in Zimbabwe notorious for taking instructions from Zanu PF

The charge relates to their convoy of cars which drove through Ward 9 on Saturday. Nehanda Radio however understands that when the Zanu PF mayor was elected last month there was a convoy of over 20 cars including senior government officials – driving right through town – but no arrests were made.

The MDC-T received a much needed political lift after Somveli Dhlamini (MDC-T) won the Ward 9 by-election with 238 votes beating Sambulo Mpofu (Zanu PF) 207, Atient Ncube (MDC-Ncube) 62 and White Julius Willard Phiri of Zapu who had 5 votes. There was a total of 6 spoilt ballot papers.

The council is under a Zanu PF mayor despite having won only three seats compared to the rival MDC-T seven seats in the July 31 elections. Three MDC-T councillors voted for a Zanu PF councillor in elections for the mayor.

Sifiso Mpofu of Zanu PF (an employee of Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu) was elected mayor of Victoria Falls after garnering six votes ahead of Marguerite Varley (MDC-T) who had four.

The MDC-T has since suspended three councillors it accuses of taking bribes to vote for Mpofu.



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    Fallenz 10 years ago

    Typical selective enforcement and harassment by ZANUPF. They think it’s a game… and that speaks to their mental incompetence, corruption, and inability to govern. Ya look into their eyes, and wonder how a God-given brain can become so twisted and illogical. I think it rather sad, actually.

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    Sekuru Mapenga 10 years ago

    ZRP – stop persecuting innocent people just because they are not Zanu PF.

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    You celebrate like that only for winning a ward election. What would happen if you win MP election, not to mention Presidential.

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      Jrr56 10 years ago

      Yes Presidential win and the whole country will erupt in joy! Then the people will know real change for the good is happening!

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        Chitova weGona 10 years ago

        Thanks bro! We will have tremors of joy! Peace at last. Uyo anonzi baba imboko.

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    masvukupete 10 years ago

    WWF with the chairman Vince Macmahon at the helm. Undertaker, Rody Rody Piper, Jack the Snake Roberts, Mr. Perfect Razor Ramon, Hulkamania, and the easily forgettable unforgattable refs who enforce the rules according to Vince’s script. Please dont forget the commentators, Mean Jean etc, who would want you to believe that everything is real and make it dramatic as well. We are a country of loonies for sure.

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    masvukupete 10 years ago

    Honk Tonk Man, Dusty Rhodes, Greg Valentine, of course Rick Flair, Sgt Slaughter, Volkoff, Bushwackers etc. These are the characters we have as our rulers and they run the country like WWF.