STATEMENT ON POLICE RAID OF ADVOCATE THABANI MPOFU
The armed raid last night by police officers for unspecified charges at the home of MDC Alliance counsel, Advocate Thabani Mpofu, is the latest in a series of state-sponsored attacks against the pillars of our party and the democratic struggle in Zimbabwe.
Adv Mpofu has since handed himself over to the police in the company of his lawyers. We strongly condemn the breach of due process and his constitutional right to privacy, personal security and dignity.
The persecution of Adv Mpofu comes shortly after the abduction, torture and sexual assault of three of our female members who were enforcedly disappeared a fortnight ago. This incessant and coordinated assault on our party and its affiliates, the unprocedural recall of our Members of Parliament and the attempt to use state institutions to dismember the democractic movement will not stop us from pursuing the agenda of change.