Top CCC’s member Makomborero Haruzivishe briefly appeared on live video while being forcibly taken away by unknown assailants at around 9pm on Monday.
Mako, as he is fondly known, is heard in the video demanding that the men posing as police officers should identify themselves if they are real cops.
Towards the end of the footage, a male voice is heard demanding that his hands must be chopped, it is better than being handcuffed. As the video switches off, another voice is heard announcing saying “blood is now coming out,” just as Mako continues demanding for an explanation of what his crime is, especially “on independence day like this.”
Mako was however later saved by alert members of the public who intervened. He sustained a swollen and numb left hand.
In the recent past, dissenting voices have been silenced by abductions. The government has often blamed an imaginary third force for kidnapping opposition and human rights activists and has also at times accused the victims of faking abductions.
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🟡This is the video showing the attempt to unlawfully arrest @MakomboreroH. The unidentified men in plainclothes had a white Nissan hardbody with no plates. His left hand is badly swollen and numb after they tried to handcuff him. He was saved by members of the public. pic.twitter.com/aqM6EW1KKZ
— Fadzayi Mahere🇿🇼 (@advocatemahere) April 18, 2022
— Zimbabwe Eye