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'ShutDownZimbabwe' mastermind remanded

by Staff reporter
26 Feb 2019 at 20:35hrs | Views
Crisis Coalition in Zimbabwe chairperson Rashid Mahiya appeared before Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa today charged with subversion following violent demonstrations that rocked the country in January.

He was remanded in custody to 12 March.

Mahiya is accused of being the mastermind behind the demos following his address to members of Heal Zimbabwe Trust in partnership with Interpeace of Switzerland between 3 and 6 December 2018 at a resort area in Harare.

Mahiya allegedly incited some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the public to subvert a constitutionally elected Government. Mr Shepherd Makonde prosecuted.

About 1000 people were arrested in connection with charges of wanton destruction of property and looting during the MDC Alliance and civil society organisations-led protests.

Mahiya was on the police radar and believed to be in hiding before surrendering himself to the police on Monday.

Source - zbc