Four MRP officials, three foreign nationals arrested in Byo

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By Bulawayo Correspondent

BULAWAYO police on Friday, arrested four Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) officials and three foreign nationals for an as yet to be established offense.

The four MRP activists were arrested in Cowdray Park, at party Bulawayo provincial secretary for security Andrew Dube’s house.

The party’s parliamentary candidate for Gwanda North during last year’s elections, Mcebisi Dube confirmed the arrest. Nikiwe Ncube Tshabalala, the lawyer representing the activists also confirmed the arrests.

“I have just been assigned to go to Bulawayo Central Police station to represent the arrested persons.

“Right now, I am preparing to go there and hear what charges are they facing,” said Tshabalala in a telephone interview with newzimbabwe.Com.

According to Mcebisi Dube, a group of police some in uniform and others in plain clothes stormed Andrew Dube’s house, arrested him along with Njabulo Ngwenya, the party’s secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mthokozisi Mhlanga and the three foreigners one from Zambia and two from Namibia. It was not clear what the foreigners had been doing at the house.