In Summary
  • The MDC's organising secretary Amos Chibaya was arrested on Thursday and appeared in court Friday.

  • The opposition party had planned to roll out marches to protest the ailing economic conditions in the country, starting in the capital.

HARARE

A senior official of Zimbabwe's main opposition party has been arrested for failing to stop an outlawed protest, the party said Friday.

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) organised several protests to highlight the collapsing economy in the southern African country, but the government has launched a crackdown on the rallies.

BANNED PROTESTS

The MDC's organising secretary Amos Chibaya was arrested on Thursday and appeared in court Friday.

He will return to court on Monday for a bail application.

"Chibaya's remand in custody is testimony of a brutal programme of persecution by prosecution," the MDC tweeted.

Police said the arrest was in connection with a protest on August 16 in Harare.

The opposition party had planned to roll out marches to protest the ailing economic conditions in the country, starting in the capital.

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