SW Radio Africa reported that the Christian Alliance is seeking an urgent meeting with police commissioner Augustine Chihuri.
Incidents of intimidation and violence have been escalating across the country, and most recently hundreds of residents from Mbare and Epworth were forced to seek temporary shelter at a church in Glen Norah. The Christian Alliance on Sunday demanded a meeting with the police commissioner, in an effort to end the harassment of the displaced residents, after police raided the church.
The group was forced to flee their homes after ZANU PF youths went on the rampage, intimidating and harassing MDC supporters, looting property and destroying independent newspapers. The church was able to offer temporary sanctuary, and hundreds of men, women and children were sleeping in a tent on the church grounds. Police however raided the church last week, forcing many of the residents to flee again, this time to Salveira House. Last Thursday, Salveira House was also raided by police, twice in one day, leaving the displaced residents frightened and nervous of more intimidation.
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