Comments:Zimbabwean police arrest two opposition figures

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Matinenga's arrest[edit]

My name is Tafadzwa Matinenga and I am Eric Matinenga's daughter. I currently reside in the US in GA. I appreciate your newspaper for running this article. My father has been falsely accused by the ZANU PF government in order to instill fear among Zimbabweans especially MDC supporters in its desperate bid to remain in power. To everyone else out there who have their family members arrested, kidnapped or suffered some form of torture against the government of ZANU PF I ask you to have faith and continue praying for your families. I believe that we will see victory in Zimbabwe. We are losing family members through this violence. This is not the time to be killing one another-ZANU PF or MDC members. We are all families and do not deserve this or need this. However, I urge everyone to go and vote when the day comes. I would like to believe that we are not going to be deterred by such events and we will vote for MDC irregardless of what is happening. Thank you. Tafadzwa Matinenga 678-717-8786 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tmatinenga (talkcontribs) 00:33, 3 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]


As I've been saying on the previous articles. I really hope Mugabe loses. Fephisto (talk) 17:58, 3 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]


I would like to thank you for running the story on my dad, Advocate Eric Matinenga regarding his arrest in Zimbabwe. I would like to reiterate that the allegations that have been brought against my father are false allegations, allegations which the judge has dismissed but the Zimbabwean police decide to disregard the judges court orders by rearresting him and keeping him detained in contempt of court. Advocate Eric Matinenga has been a human rights lawyer for countless of people and a proponent of justice to all in Zimbabweans irregardless of which background a person comes from and which political party one belongs to. Indeed it is ironic that the police decided to take him simply because he was insisting on seeing his clients who had been detained, and like him, were also being denied their basic constitutional human right to representation, access to court and the justice system. His stance has always been on standing for what the truth is. It is the truth that will suffice. It is for this reason that even though he decided to run for the Buhera West parliamentarians, he did not intend to leave his profession as he intended and believs that his duty is to remain in representing the defenseless —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tmatinenga (talkcontribs) 05:16, 10 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]