Masvingo court jails MDC activist for insulting Mnangagwa
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.
In Masvingo, Epraim Mutombeni, Director of MACRAD represented by @ZLHRLawyers has been denied bail after he was arrested Sunday & charged with insulting President Mnangagwa for allegedly faulting him for presiding over Zim's economic crisis&demanding that he resigns. pic.twitter.com/rYsleNrXad— ZLHR (@ZLHRLawyers) June 30, 2020
"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).