BREAKING: MDC Alliance’ Mbizo MP Chikwinya flees arrest at his home in Kwekwe

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OWEN MATAVA in Kwekwe

Vocal parliamentarian Settlement Chikwinya late Saturday sent a message of a help after more than six cars full of security forces paid him a visit at his residence in Fitchlea, Kwekwe

Chikwinya is the Member of Parliament for Mbizo Constituency.

Prominent human rights activist Dewa Mavhinga confirmed the incident.

In a twitter post, Mavhinga said, “MDC-A MP Settlement Chikwinya has sent out an SOS that more than 7 vehicles are at his gate.Police and soldiers in uniform. He is asking for help,”

Meanwhile Chikwinya has confirmed the incident and said that he is safe for now.

“Yes they came last night. We thank God I managed to escape before they could jump the gate “, Chikwinya said.

Officer Commanding Kwekwe District Conrad Mubaiwa could not be reached for a comment.

While Police could not be reached to confirm the latest incident,  it is understood that Chikwinya is wanted in connection with July 31 protests.

Meanwhile the MDC Alliance has issued a statement demanding an end to the wanton arrest of its members.

“The party continues to receive reports of illegal visits at homes belonging to MDC Alliance leaders and members particularly in Kwekwe and Bulawayo. Soldiers and Police officers brutalising people for no reason. We demand an end to these violations and provocation.”, said the statement.