Residents leader who sued gvt over demolitions arrested


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THERE is an outcry in Chitungwiza over yesterday’s arrest of Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) director Alice Kuvheya.

Accrording to the latest press statement by Chitrest, Kuvheya who was arrested in the morning without any charges being pressed against her, was later charged with Incitement to Commit Public Violence in the evening.

She is currently detained at St Mary’s police station in Chitungwiza and is being represented by lawyers Job Sikhala and Freddy Masarirevu.

Chitrest is opposed to the recent disruption of informal businesses and the illegal demolitions taking place in Chitungwiza and has taken the municipality and government to court.

The High Court has since ordered Chitungwiza Municipality and the Ministry of Local Government to stop the unlawful demolitions.

According to an initial statement issued yesterday by Chitrest, Kuvheya was arrested yesterday by the Law and Order section at the Harare Central Police Station.

The Law and Order Section then referred the Chitrest director back to St Marys Police Station in Chitungwiza.

“A few hours ago St Marys police who initially arrested Alice referred her to Harare Central Police Station where they claimed she was wanted by Law and Order police.

“It’s now sunset and the Harare police have referred her back to St Mary’s Police Station in Chitungwiza under police escort and in the company of her lawyers.

“No charges have been pressed against her. The ZRP police are just passing her around like a football and throwing her from one police station to another without stating the crime Alice Kuvheya committed.”

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