mdc-t supporters clash with police.pngPolitical violence has once again resurfaced with suspected MDC-T supporters allegedly stoning police officers near the party’s Harvest House headquarters in Harare.

Eyewitnesses say suspected MDC-T supporters attacked police officers with stones when the law enforcement agents tried to stop them from illegally selling pirated copies of CDs on Nelson Mandela Street where the party’s headquarters are located.

The suspected MDC-T supporters are said to have damaged a police vehicle in the skirmishes.

Responding to the incident, Police Spokesperson, Inspector James Sabau says such behaviour will not be tolerated from a party that is expected to be responsible.

Meanwhile, the Zanu PF Harare Province youth leadership has castigated young people who are being used by their political leaders to unleash violence saying these barbaric acts can only destabilise the economy.

 

Commenting on the recent outbreaks of MDC-T sponsored violence which occurred in Hatcliffe during the weekend, the Zanu PF Harare provincial leadership says young people should not be used as agents of violence by political leaders for their selfish gains.

Harare Province Youth Chairman, Cde Jim Kunaka says young people should emulate the Head of State and Government and Commander-In-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe who has used various platforms to condemn any form of violence as this destabilises the country.

The Secretary for Security for the youth in the capital, Cde Tongai Nheta condemned the MDC-T leadership for preaching peace publicly and then clandestinely sponsoring violence.

Other youths from the province concurred saying no country can develop if people spend time fighting.

Over the weekend, some MDC-T supporters attacked a Zanu PF team that was carrying a provincial audit exercise.

The MDC-T supporters went on to besiege a police post at the township beating up ordinary people who were going about their private business and smashing vehicles.