Police raid MDC HQ in Zimbabwe

2011-03-15 11:25

Harare - Officials say police have raided the headquarters of the political party of Zimbabwe's prime minister and arrested three staff members.

It appeared to be the latest installment of a crisis in the country's unity government, which united Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai with Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe in an unlikely power-sharing agreement in 2009.

Last week, Tsvangirai said he wants out of the government after police arrested one of his top political allies.

On Monday, his Movement for Democratic Change said 30 police officers "besieged" its headquarters and arrested a youth leader and two security guards on duty there late on Sunday.

Attorneys are still seeking information of any allegations against them.

  • psydomx - 2011-03-15 11:43

    Its about time the people of Zimgabwe, got off their asses, and did something.They make a mockery of their elders who fought to free the country from one " no so bad tyrant " and put it in the hands of a Text book dictator.

      jeremy - 2011-03-15 11:58

      I guess they might "do" something, if there were any left in Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, all those who might "do" something have crossed the border - and are now living in South Africa. So really, you could say it's up to the South African government to do something - but that would be just too much trouble!

  • Point Blank - 2011-03-15 11:47

    Unbelievable how so many African "leaders" still have the power they do over their people while they sell monkey meat on the streets these leaders live in palaces with homes all over the world and their wives shop in Milan and Paris.... disgusting.

      Ross - 2011-03-15 12:12

      Google: Mugabe's House. This idiot also owns prime property in Hong Kong, possibly a Penthouse. His offshore "savings" runs into a few Billion. The peasants are vrekking of food deprivation, but this is the African way. Viva Ian Smith.

  • President - 2011-03-15 12:16

    Rhodesia was one of the most prosperous countries on the African continent until the world interfered and forced a change that would have come about naturally. I wonder where all those protesters that put the murderer in power are now??? Mugabe is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people and continues to subject them to poverty and starvation whilst the world that put him in power sits in silence calling it "democracy"

      Chibuli - 2011-03-15 13:49

      I guess the world's activists are proud of themselves now?

      Fair - 2011-03-15 15:32

      @ President, Point of correction; world did not interfere, people of Zimbabwe freed themselves and fought a fierce gorilla war and beat Ian Smith

  • wgibsonsa - 2011-03-15 12:31

    Stop bleating like sheep. This is the AFRICAN WAY. Kill and intimdate your opponents. While the general population live in abject poverty the leaders live the high life, travelling overseas for shopping trips, medical procedures etc. Their kids attend the best schools. It amazes how Africans sit back and watch as their leaders give them NOTHING except promises every election time.

  • Shistirrer - 2011-03-15 12:44

    Democracy, African style.

  • The Observer - 2011-03-15 13:52

    It took Moz a civil war and 26 years to get where they are now. Zim still way off. But that is ok, I have time. I'll be one ofthe first guys to move there once half the population is killed or somewhere else. Brilliant place Zim, just to many Mugabe's now.

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