Zimbabwean MP Who Parked His Car at Absent Mugabe’s Space Is Stripped Naked By CIO

An MDC MP was arrested by armed cops yesterday after he parked his vehicle at the entrance of President Mugabe’s offices at Munhumutapa Building.

Aliko Dangote arrives at the Munhumutapa building
Aliko Dangote arrives at the Munhumutapa building

Highfield West MP Eric Murai was intercepted by armed police officers and Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives and interrogated before being handed over to Harare Central Police Station.

“They accused me of parking at a wrong place and I was fined $10 before they released me. I was subjected to some interrogations which had nothing to do with the allegations or the crime I was said to have committed,” Murai told NewsDay after his release.

Mugabe’s offices are classified as a high-security zone where ordinary motorists are not allowed to stop or park their vehicles. Pedestrians, too, are prohibited from loitering around the area.

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu yesterday described Murai’s arrest and brief detention at Munhumutapa Building as illegal.

“He did nothing wrong to warrant such treatment and we condemn the police for doing what they did. This arrest is part of the ongoing harassment of MDC officials. But it will not help them or stop us from fighting for change,” he said.