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Riot police in Harare after high court rejects MDC election petition, April 2008
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Police raids ex-MDC adviser's home

Published on : 29 October 2012 - 9:44am | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: AFP)
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The Bulawayo home of former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) security adviser was raided by armed police over the weekend claiming that they were searching for dangerous weapons.

By our top partner Radio Voice of the People (VOP)

[Simon] Spooner is also the former bodyguard of Education Minister and Bulawayo Senator David Coltart.

“Heavily armed police raided Spooner’s Fourwinds suburb home on Saturday morning. They said they were looking for dangerous weapons but they couldn’t find anything. Spooner was not at home at that time but they promised to arrest him when he is back in town,” Spooner’s lawyer, Lizwe Jamela, of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) told Radio VOP.

Jamela added that the police had both arrest and search warrants.

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Spooner has been arrested on several occasions especially just few years after the formation of the MDC in 1999.

In 2002 Spooner, together with other MDC activists who include Fletcher Dulini-Ncube, were arrested in connection with the murder of Bulawayo war veterans’ leader Cain Nkala. He was locked up at a solitary confinement at Khami Maximum Remand prison only to be released after five weeks due to lack of evidence.

Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson, Mandlenkosi Moyo, said “he had not been briefed about the matter.”

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Anonymous 29 October 2012 - 3:27pm / mocambique

god help us please.when will this torturing of one another end..

Anonymous 29 October 2012 - 2:24pm / Zimbabwe

These are insane acts of a paranoid party which invents patent lies and uses them to arrest innocent people.

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