More than 30 members of Johanne Masowe in Gweru fled from the police at Shamrock in Mtapa this morning when the ZRP arrived after a tip-off that the congregation was gathered in violation of lockdown social distance rules.
Four leaders of the church who could not outpace the cops were apprehended.
Efforts to get a comment from Midlands Police Spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko were fruitless as he referred all questions to the provincial Covid 19 task force chairperson Minister Larry Mavhima.
“Please contact the task force chairperson for comments,” said Goko
However, according to reliable sources the arrested four leaders held at Mtapa Police Station are Mdudusi Dune (32), Onus Mhlanga (53), James Sibanda (26), and Shepherd Dube (32).