Police interrogate CCC leader Nelson Chamisa’s ally


Recalled MP denies involvement in planned demonstration, police questions him

Pashor Raphael Sibanda, the recalled CCC Cowdray Park Member of Parliament and a close ally of party leader Nelson Chamisa, has been released by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) after being questioned regarding a scheduled demonstration set to take place in Bulawayo on December 22.

Sibanda, accompanied by his legal representatives, was summoned to the police station on Thursday morning.

In an interview with NewZimbabwe, Sibanda expressed his lack of awareness regarding the alleged demonstration. He stated that the police accused him of organizing the protest based on a press conference held on December 12. However, Sibanda clarified that during the press statement, he only mentioned that they would “flood the streets” without specifying a date or venue for the demonstrations.

“I have since told them that I am not responsible for the 22 December demonstration. If we are to do a demo we will do it at an appropriate time and we will do it in terms of law,” Sibanda explained.

He further revealed that the police threatened to arrest him if the demonstration were to take place as planned.

According to Sibanda, the police attempted to coerce him into admitting his involvement in organizing the protest. However, he maintains his innocence and denies any responsibility for the planned demonstration.

The release of Sibanda by the Zimbabwe Republic Police marks a development in the ongoing situation. As the investigation continues, it remains to be seen whether the demonstration will proceed on December 22 and if any other individuals will be implicated in its organization.

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