MASVINGO – MDC-Alliance National Youth Organiser, Godfrey Kurauone has been acquitted of charges of obstruction or endangering free movement of people and traffic by Masvingo Magistrate Patience Madondo after a long legal battle.
Kurauone was arrested on 31 July and subsequently remanded in prison facing charges of criminal nuisance and also obstruction of free movement and traffic.
These outrageous charges came after singing anti-Mnangagwa songs.
However, recently the criminal nuisance charges were dropped leaving him in custody waiting trial for the other remaining charges.
There were wild celebrations by many who had come in their numbers in solidarity with the young Masvingo Councillor who has spent more than a month in prison and denied bail on several occasions.
Police had to be called to disperse the jovial crowd.
Social media is already flooded with celebrations too, with MDC-Alliance Spokeswoman, Fadzayi Mahere tweeting.
“Godfrey Kurauone has been acquitted. He should never have been arrested or denied bail in the first place. #ZimbabweanLivesMatter.” More to follow…