STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF HARARE MAYOR HERBERT GOMBA

We have learnt of the arrest of Harare Mayor, Councillor Herbert Gomba. We are yet to be briefed by his lawyers on the reason for his arrest and the full nature of the charges that he faces. Once these are available, we will issue a detailed statement.

We condemn the unconstitutional nature of Mayor Herbert Gomba’s arrest as he was seized by military intelligence officers in the middle of the night in the presence of his wife and children. He was not informed of the reason of his arrest or afforded any of his constitutional safeguards as required by the law. This nocturnal arrest by security agents cannot go unchallenged.

More information will be availed in due course.

Fadzayi Mahere

National Spokesperson