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Courts free woman who insulted Mugabe

by Mandla Ndlovu
07 Dec 2018 at 11:46hrs | Views
Karoi Magistrates Court has freed a 46 year old woman who was arrested for insulting Former President Robert Mugabe.

In a statement on Thursday, her lawyers the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rightys said, " Our lawyers have rescued 46 year-old Flora Karosi, who had been summoned to stand trial on charges of undermining the authority of or insulting the country's ousted leader Robert Mugabe during his tenure as President."

Flora Karosi of Karoi, Mashonaland West province was summoned to stand trial at Karoi Magistrates Court on Tuesday 4 December 2018 to answer to charges of undermining the authority of or insulting the President as defined in section 33 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

According to the summons, Karosi undermined and insulted Mugabe in July 2013 after she allegedly uttered an abusive, indecent and obscene statement concerning the former ZANU PF party leader's advanced age.

Karosi is alleged to have stated the following words: "KaPresident kenyu kachembere kanodakukwikwidzana nevana vadiki" which roughly translates to "Your little President is a geriatric who wants to compete with young children."

The state charged that by so doing Karosi acted unlawfully and contravened the country's laws.



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