Mamombe, activists arrested on claims of faking own abductions
By Staff Reporter
MDC Alliance MP for Harare West Joanna Mamombe and two party activists have been arrested for allegedly faking their May abduction by alleged state security agents.
Party spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere confirmed the fresh arrests on the trio.
Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova made world news last month through claims of abduction.
In later interviews with party leaders and the media when they were dumped in Bindura by their captors, the three claimed they were taken from the hands of police and driven outside Harare to be subjected to horrendous acts of torture and sexual abuse.
Government insists the three activists were lying, adding, their claims were aimed at tarnishing the image of the current Zanu PF led administration.
The three already face charges of violating the country’s lockdown regulations through a flash demonstration they staged against government on the day of their alleged abduction.