The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said that soldiers picked up Crisis In Zimbabwe Coalition (CIZC) chairperson Rashid Mahiya's mother.
ZHLR said the soldiers picked up Mahiya’s mother from her Chitungwiza home to put pressure on the CIZC chairperson who is believed to be behind the stay away. Said ZLHR:
Soldiers pick up Mrs Mahiya (Rashid Mahiya’s mother) to put pressure on Rashid. @ZLHRLawyers condemns this illegal act which is unconstitutional.
State media carried reports that CIZC was working with Western sponsors to lead protests that would force President Mnangagwa into a transitional authority with the opposition. Police visited CIZC offices in what they described as a routine visit. CIZC denied reports it was working with Western sponsors to unseat President Mnangagwa’s Government.