David Ford MLA said: “The unlawful detention of Morgan Tsvangirai is a total outrage. He must be released immediately. Robert Mugabe’s actions are that of a desperate and brutal dictator whose support is vanishing by the day.
“We should be looking forward to a free and fair Presidential election in Zimbabwe but Mugabe’s forces are trying to disrupt it with a campaign of terror.
“The intimidation and violence must end now so that a peaceful, democratic election campaign can take place. I am very confident that fair elections would see Morgan Tsvangirai take control and deliver a bright and positive future for Zimbabwe.”