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Masvingo court jails MDC activist for insulting Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu
30 Jun 2020 at 12:37hrs | Views
A Masvingo magistrate has remanded  Programmes manager for Masvingo Centre for Research and Community Development (Macrad), Ephraim Mtombeni to 13 July after being charged with charged with insulting President Mnangagwa for allegedly faulting him for presiding over Zimbabwe's economic crisis and demanding that he resigns.

The state alleges that Mtombeni addressed commuters gathered at a bus rank in the city on Friday evening and told them that they were suffering because President Mnangagwa and his sons were looting Zimbabwe's resources.

"Muri muqueue imomo nokutamba nhamo nenyaya yaMnangagwa nevana vake vari kuba (You are standing in that long queue and suffering because of Mnangagwa and his children who are stealing)," Mtombeni is alleged to have said.

The state opposed bail on the grounds that Mtombeni does not have a family and a house.

Mtombeni was represented by Martin Mureri on behalf of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR).

Source - Byo24News

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