PICTURE: Caged MDC Chairperson Thabitha Khumalo

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The MDC chairperson, Thabitha Khumalo was on Saturday arrested alongside the party’s Bulawayo provincial women’s affairs chairperson Tendai Masotsha.

Police in Bulawayo alleged that the officials were trying to mobilise residents to participate in the demonstrations the party had planned to hold in the city this Monday.

Reports indicate that Ms Khumalo and her colleague were arrested in the city after they were found distributing T-shirts and conducting door to door mobilisations.

The duo was taken to the Bulawayo Central Police Station by officers from the Law and Order section where they are detained.

Ms Khumalo and Ms Masotsha will appear in court on Monday facing charges of communicating falsehoods or statements that are likely to be prejudicial to the state.

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