Garikai Mafirakureva - MASVING0 – Three Masvingo Residents Trust members were arrested by Police on Monday afternoon after allegedly pitching up at Masvingo Civic Centre armed with stones and ready to cause violence.
The three were allegedly protesting against an incident where a municipal police vehicle crashed to death a two-month-old baby while on a raid against vendors.
The trio of Tamutswa Chikonyora a student leader, Solomon Kuvheyi ward 2 Secretary for Information and Patrick Mutema secretary for Service Delivery, were arrested at Masvingo Civic Centre and are facing malicious injury to property and inciting public violence after angry residents broke windows at the Civic Centre in a bid to demand audience with city fathers.
Speaking to The Mirror in an interview MRT Information Officer Prosper Tiringindi said vendors through his organisation petitioned the council on April 16, 2014 to provide hawkers' licences but they were not forthcoming.
"It's almost four months after we petitioned the city fathers, but they failed to respond. It has become a norm to see council trucks chasing vendors and commuter omnibuses in Hollywood style as they resist arrest and the end is anywhere near sight. This has put lives of innocent lives in danger," said Tiringindi.news