(Last Updated on April 26, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – The trial of six opposition youth activists who are accused of committing public violence was today postponed to 13 May 2021 by a Harare magistrate after prosecutors indicated that they wanted to add Makomborero Haruzivishe to the case.
They are accused of participating in an illegal demonstration and breaching Covid-19 regulations after they participated in a “hunger protest” last year in May.
The six are Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri, Netsai Marova, Obey Sithole, Lovejoy Chitengu and Stan Manyenga.
Following the said demonstrations, the trio of Mamombe, Chimbiri and Marova was allegedly arrested at police roadblock and later went missing for two days before they were found in Bindura after being tortured.
Haruzivishe was recently sentenced to 14 months in prison after being found guilty of inciting the public to commit violence and resisting police arrest.
Meanwhile, Sithole was also arrested today on his way to the court and charged with criminal nuisance as defined in section 46 of the Criminal Code.