The Mdc Alliance is allegedly mobilising supporters from all corners of Harare to attend Advocate Thabani Mpofu’s court case to protest against his arrest, State of the Nation has learnt.
Internal sources who spoke to this publication said the party will take advantage of the court session to carry out anti- government protests in Harare in a similar style to the ongoing protests of George Floyd in the United States of America.
“The party is planning to attend Thabani Mpofu’s court session to hold protests against the government like those happening in U.S.A. The party was rattled by his arrest so it is not going to sit back and watch its revered advocate being prosecuted” said the source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
MDC A spokesperson Fadzai Mahere’s phone was not available when we contacted her for a comment.
But the party’s Secretary General Charlton Hwende denied these reports when asked for a comment, describing them as false.
“These reports are false, the party is not planning anything like that” he said.
Advocate Thabani Mpofu was arrested yesterday for contravening section 184 of the criminal law (codification and reform) Act chapter 9.233 defeating or obstructing the course of justice. He is being charged with claiming the existence of an individual named Simbarashe Zuze while filling and affidavit to the Constitutional Court.
Mdc Alliance supporters previously held violent protests in February at the trial of the party’s deputy chairperson Job Sikhala in Masvingo in February.