The opposition MDC Alliance has reported that the party’s Harare Province Youth Assembly Organiser, Lovejoy Chitengu who is also known as Dunga was picked up from his home yesterday morning by police officers driving a Toyota Quantum with unmarked plates.
The party said he was taken to Harare Central Police Station where he was detained. Although the party did not disclose the reason behind the arrest, it is presumed that the arrest has to do with his participation in a flash hunger protest in Warren Park on the 13th of this month.
The development comes when the state has also notified that Stanley Manyenga, the MDC Alliance youth assembly chairman for Harare, had also been arrested for participating in the demo while other participants are still wanted by police.
Meanwhile, Joannah Mamombe (Harare West MP), Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri, all MDC Alliance officials, who were arrested on the day of protest have since appeared before Harare Magistrate accused of violating lockdown regulations which prohibited gathers of more than 50 people.
Magistrate Barbra Mateko remanded them pending bail hearing on Thursday. The trial happened in a local hospital where the three are currently receiving medical attention for injuries sustained from torture on the night of arrest by suspected state security agents.