Police interrogate yet another anti-Mugabe pastor

Bishop Ancelimo Magaya Apr 2017-795907From MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe,HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWEAN police have interrogated an outspoken pastor for mobilising Christians to participate in the 2018 general elections.Officer quizzed Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) leader, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya, over the launch of the Christian Vote campaign, which was launched in the impoverished Hatfield suburb capital Harare last week.A consortium of faith-based advocacy organisations launched the campaign encouraging Christians to vote for candidates who shun violence,corruption, incompetency and abuse of power.Police, infamous for alleged partisanship to President Robert Mugabe and the ruling Zanu-PF party, allege the was an indirect reference to the aged leader (93) and his party.
Detectives summoned Magaya to report at Harare Central Police Station where he was quizzed for not first seeking authority from the Zimbabwe Republic Police before the launch of the Christian Vote campaign.Trust Maanda of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, representing the church leader, said detectives were reminded churches are exempted from notifying ZRP about their events.Magaya has been released without being charged.
He was last year interrogated for planning a convergence of political parties, churches and civil society to challenge Mugabe.
Magaya is the latest church leader to be arraigned for his opposition to Mugabe and his party.Pastro Evan Mawarire is facing treason charges while Patrick Mugadza is facing charges for “prophesying” Mugabe’s death, which he projected will be in October.
– CAJ News

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