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Zanu-PF supporters charged with public violence

by Staff reporter
25 Oct 2023 at 06:41hrs | Views
Twelve Zanu-PF supporters are set to face a trial in the near future for organizing an unauthorized demonstration at the party's headquarters in Harare.

When they appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi on Monday, these party members were remanded until November 15. State prosecutor Thomas Chanakira stated that the group had forcefully entered the party's premises, demanding the removal of Harare youth league chairman Emmanuel Mahachi.

Those facing charges of public violence include Melisa Master (27), Ireen Makuvire (50), Ernest Thuola (35), Tinashe Nheya (27), Prince Chatendeuka (36), Tafara Rusere (30), Edson Chabvuta (30), Larson Masenda (43), Rosewiter Munhava (34), Wellington Mutsvangwa (32), Blessed Kadumba (28), and Portia Mhishi (35).

The prosecution alleges that "The accused individuals unlawfully... disrupted public peace, security, or order by vocalizing Zanu-PF party slogans, including 'Mahachi must go' and 'Down with corruption.' They were attired in black T-shirts bearing the inscription 'Mahachi must go.' Although the police instructed them to halt their activities, they chose to disregard these orders and continued to act together in a manner that disrupted public peace."

Source - newsday