By Staff Reporter
The persecution of opposition legislators continues with the recent arrest of Harare West legislator Joanah Mamombe and Godfrey Sithole (Chitungwiza North).
Mamombe was arrested while in Nyanga on Parliamentary business and Sithole handed himself at Makoni Police station.
The two legislators are being charged with trying to subverting a constitutionally elected government.
Sithole was in hibernation since the shutdown that happened this year in January while Mamombe, on the other hand, has been attending Parliament business.
Speaking to this publication political analyst Taurai Halawa said these arrests and persecutions are a clear indication that there is no democracy in the country.
“This arrest and persecution should end forthwith, we cannot say that we are in a new dispensation while we still persecute lawmakers,” said Halawa
The January shut down has seen several MDC Alliance legislators and human rights activists being arrested and charged with various charges.
MDC Alliance legislators such as Amos Chibaya, Settlement Chikwinya and Lloyd Mukapiko have been arrested in relation to that shutdown and are currently before the courts.
Mamombe is expected to appear in Court 6 at Rotten Row Magistrate’s Court on Monday (4 March 2019) while on the other hand Sithole has been remanded in custody and is expected to make his bail application at the High Court.