By Daniel Chigundu
Incarcerated MDC-T activist Yvonne Musarurwa took time to pray for the ailing party leader Morgan Tsvangirai who is currently in South Africa for routine medical check-up.
In a statement MDC-T director of communication Luke Tamborinyoka said Musarurwa took the opportunity when acting party president Elias Mudzuri had visited the three imprisoned activist (Last Maengahama and Tungamirai Madzokere) at Chikurubi Maximum Prison.
“Musarurwa was so upbeat that instead of the acting president and his delegation praying for her, she offered to pray for the delegation as well as party president Morgan Tsvangirai, who is currently on a routine medical visit to South Africa.
“Acting president Mudzuri also had a chance to exchange greetings with incarcerated former Zanu PF MP, Munyaradzi Kereke,” he said.
Musarurwa and her co-accused are serving a 20 year jail sentence for allegedly killing a police officer in 2011 in Glen View.
According to Tamborinyoka, the three MDC-T activists were in high spirits and expressed their hope that the forthcoming elections would usher in a new government that will bring positive change in the lives of the people.
The activists also expressed their desire to participate in the forthcoming general elections and the MDC-T communications director added that the trio is hoping they will be allowed to exercise their right together with other prisoners.
“…They told the acting MDC leader and his delegation that they had a constitutional right to vote like every other Zimbabwean and hoped that all prisoners will be allowed to enjoy this basic constitutional right,” he said.
Since independence prisoners have largely been denied the right to exercise their voting rights as there were no provisions put in place to cater for them.
The situation is likely to remain the same this year as even the police officers who will be on duty during the election period have been denied the option of Special Voting.
Despite being in prison, the MDC-T activist have always been in high spirits with Madzokere and Maengahama currently pursuing degree programs in Development Studies and Theology respectively.
The prisoners told the acting MDC leader that there had been no running water at the male section of the prison for the past one week while the electricity transformer has since broken down at the female section and the prisoners have no light during the night.
Mudzuri was accompanied by the party’s secretary for Welfare Hon. Concilia Chinanzvavana, the chief of staff Hon. Sessel Zvidzai, secretary for security Giles Mutsekwa and senior directors in the Office of the president.