(Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Former Zanu-PF youth leader Jim Kunaka who has been in detention since his arrest last year for allegedly inciting people to participate in an anti-government protest was today released on a Z$15 000 bail by High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi.
He was arrested on the 24th of December last year and is being represented by Munyaradzi Bwanya from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights(ZLHR).
It is alleged that he encouraged people to participate in an “illegal” protest and he is also charged with breaching national lockdown regulations as he encouraged people to gather thus contravening section 4 of SI 110 of 2020.
Justice Chitapi ordered Kunaka to report once a week on Fridays at Waterfalls Police Station, to continue residing at the given address and not interfere with State witnesses until the matter is finalised.
Kunaka became popular when he appeared before the Motlanthe led Commission of Inquiry into the post-election violence where he exposed Zanu-PF’s terror activities.
During the hearings, he vividly narrated how his former party used to send youths disguised as police officers to attack opposition members and other civil society organisations.