The Deputy Minister for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Energy Mutodi says the three hospitalised MDC Alliance Youth Assembly leaders went on a r0mantic outing with their lovers who are artisanal miners in Bindura.
Posting on Twitter, Mutodi said the three, Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri, left their car parked at Harare Central Police Station for safekeeping. Mutodi wrote:
“Details emerge MDC youths Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri went out for a romantic night to Bindura with their lovers who are artisanal miners.
“They parked their car at a police station for safety but tragedy struck when they demanded foreign currency for services.”
Meanwhile, exiled former Cabinet Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has lambasted Mutodi over his claims. Replying to Mutodi’s tweet, an angry Moyo said, “Iwe Energy Mutodi urimbwa yemunhu and a disgrace to humanity. If, as your appointing authority, Mnangagwa does not fire you for this, he will confirm that he too is a disgrace to humanity and must go with #ZanuPF!
The three MDC Alliance activists alleged that they were arrested at a roadblock near the Show Grounds in Harare after taking part in a flash demonstration in Warren Park on Wednesday last week.
They were made to leave their car at the police station and were then seized by gunmen who drove them to Bindura, threw them into a pit, s_xually abused them for two days and then dumbed them from a moving vehicle on Friday.