THE CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) party was Saturday blocked from holding its rally at Pfupajena Stadium in Chegutu despite having paid for the venue to the town’s municipality.
Party supporters were also chased out of the alternate venue, which is a ground next to Pfupajena.
The excuse given by the police was that the stadium is under construction.
However, according to CCC party officials, council accepted payment for use of the venue despite the fact that construction was already underway.
The rally still went on regardless with hundreds of supporters attending.
CCC organising secretary Amos Chibaya officiated the event.
“As you know, wherever we want to do a programme as CCC, (the ruling) Zanu PF (party) is always ready to employ shenanigans to disrupt us,” he said.
“The police are being used by Zanu PF, if they are left to do their job, I don’t think they will disturb us.
“But as you know they are leaving in fear and acting under instructions.”
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