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legislator remains incarcerated as magistrate sets free human rights
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
aspiring legislator Costa Machingauta on Thursday 11 July 2013 remained
in police custody at Harare Central Police Station after he was
arrested on Wednesday 10 July 2013 and charged with contravening
Section 89 of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act. Machingauta is likely to
appear in court on Friday 12 July 2013.
In Chivhu, the
State was asked to conduct further investigations in a case in which
the police arrested an MDC-T member, Simbarashe Zindove, on Tuesday
9 July 2013 and charged him with contravening Section 89 of the
Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly assaulting
a person who had been found removing Prime Minister and MDC-T leader
Morgan Tsvangirai’s posters at a Business Centre in Chivhu
and disposing them in a nearby pit latrine nearby. Zindove appeared
at Chivhu Magistrate Court where the prosecutor was advised to proceed
by way of summons once its house is in order.
Magistrate Noah Gwatidzo on Monday 8 July 2013 freed four human
rights campaigners namely Sydney Chisi, Masimba Nyamanhindi, Tichafa
Musana and Taziva Machiwana who were arrested on Saturday 6 July
2013 and charged with contravening Section 40 (c) of the Electoral
Act for allegedly conducting voter education at a concert that
was held in Mutare without clearance from the Zimbabwe Electoral
The four were
brought to court on Monday after enduring two nights in police detention.
The Magistrate asked the four campaigners to deposit $50 each with
the Clerk of the Mutare Magistrates Court after their lawyers Blessing
Nyamaropa, Jeremiah Mutongi Bamu of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
(ZLHR) and Passmore Nyakureba of Maunga Maanda and Associates Legal
Practitioners, a ZLHR member.
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