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Chamisa's MP arrested for calling Mnangagwa a dog

by Staff reporter
13 Nov 2018 at 07:32hrs | Views
POLICE have arrested MDC Alliance national executive member Joel Gabhuza who is also Member of Parliament for Binga South.

The legislator was arrested for calling President Emmerson Mnangagwa a dog incapable of leading Zimbabwe.

The remarks were reportedly made at a funeral in Manzyasiya village in Chief Pashu's area on October 23 attended by Gabhuza as provincial chair for the MDC.

Prosecutor Jamesina Makanza said an elderly villager, Tholani Driver Ndlovu, walked for 100km from his village in Manzyasya in Chief Pashu area to go and report the case at Binga Police Station on October 29.

Gabhuza allegedly criticised Binga people for voting for Zanu PF and President Mnangagwa.

He is alleged to have said in Tonga language: "Inywe nubantu mulimalema mwakasala mubwa utakonzyi kutonga nyika takuchikwe mafuta mapilisi, ime ndakaya kuZambia kuyowula mafuta akuti tuzoligwasye mabambe ano adilye. Ndambula utanyeme anyeme biyo."

Translated to English, it means: "You people are disabled, you have chosen a dog who cannot manage to rule the country, there is no fuel, medication and I had to go to Zambia to buy fuel which we have used at this funeral. I have said so and if there is anyone who is angered I don't have any problem."

The MP was not formally charged Monday when he appeared before Hwange magistrate Livard Philimon.

He was remanded out of custody to December 13 on $200 bail.

Source - zimlive