Two youths in Masvingo were arrested on Tuesday afternoon for trying to lock the city mayor councillor Hubert Fidze in the Civic Centre hall accusing him of failing to run the city council.
The mayor confirmed the incident to TellZimbabwe.
“There were two youths who tried to lock me in the city hall. They had invited me to their meeting to address them on the issues surrounding council operations but when I arrived, the youths became violent.
“I tried to calm them so that we would engage in a meaningful discussion but when they continued to harass me, I tried to walk out but they closed the door and insisted that I talk to them,” said Fidze.
The mayor further said municipal police were immediately called to arrest the youths.
“Two youths who were rowdy were arrested by our municipal police and they were taken to Masvingo central police station,” added Fidze.
However, Fidze said he was just embarrassed by the incident but was not physically assaulted.
“I was not physically assaulted but I felt embarrassed. I only identified a young man called Prosper Tiringindi,” said Fidze.
TellZimbabwe was informed that the meeting was attended by about 20 people who had initially told the mayor that they wanted to launch a residents association for Masvingo.