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Capture of Civic Society Leaders Worrying Zimbabwe Lawyers Group

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04 Aug, 2020 | Posted By: Staff Reporter

Capture of Civic Society Leaders Worrying Zimbabwe Lawyers Group

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) says state security powers keep capturing neighborhood individuals and charging them for purportedly taking an interest in sorting out enemy of government fights last Friday. 

In an announcement, the ZLHR said scores of individuals have just been captured and some are sequestered from everything in various pieces of the nation. 

The ZLHR said in Bulawayo, police on Sunday captured and kept four occupants - Nyasha William Gwazemba, Nigel Ndlovu, Lydia Muzaba and Methembe Msipha – and accused them of partaking in an open social event with goal to cause open brutality as characterized in area 37 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. 

Gwazemba, Ndlovu, Muzaba and Msipha, who are spoken to by Bruce Masamvu and Kholwani Ngwenya of the ZLHR, are required to show up in court soon. 

In Chiredzi, four occupants - Machirairwa Mugidho, Ropafadzo Makunike, Mellania Makara and Victor Bhogo - were confined in remand jail after they were captured Friday and accused of repudiating segment 37(1)(a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for purportedly taking an interest in a dissent in which they apparently conveyed a few bulletins with messages condemning President Emmerson Mnangagwa, for example, "ZANU PF Must Go" and "Shutdown Inflation Not Innocent Citizens". 

Investigators said an image indicating Mugidho, Makunike, Makara and Bhogo exhibiting along with eight other unidentified individuals, who are yet to be captured circulated around the web via web-based networking media. 

On Monday, ZLHR stated, a judge at Chiredzi Magistrates Court is set to hand down a decision on their bail application recorded by the Chiredzi occupants' legal counselor Martin Mureri. 

In Masvingo, Ward Four Councilor Godfrey Kurauone, spoke to by Mureri of ZLHR, was relied upon to have his bail application heard before justice Patience Madondo. 

Kurauone went through the end of the week in remand jail after he was captured last at Masvingo Central Police Station, where he had gone to introduce himself as a feature of his bail conditions. 

Kurauone was accused of criminal aggravation as characterized in segment 46 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for purportedly flowing a video on WhatsApp on 20 July giving him singing a melody with the verses "Ichava nhoroondo kana tatenderwa nababa kubvisa President Mnangagwa pachigaro ichava nhoroondo". Investigators guaranteed that such direct incredibly meddled with the customary solace, accommodation, harmony or calm of general society. 

Kuraune was likewise accused of impeding or imperiling the free development of people or traffic as characterized in segment 38(c) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. 

Examiners asserted that Kurauone on Friday blocked streets by putting stones and consumed tires along the Gaths Mine to Chirumanzu Road for a stretch of 500 meters. 

Scores of different activists have been captured while others, including Job Sikhala of the MDC Alliance and his partners, are on the run. 

President Emmerson Mnangagwa as of late portrayed the activists as psychological militants who were endeavoring to coercively expel a naturally chosen government. 

Then, Mmusi Maimane, the previous pioneer of the restriction Democratic Alliance in South Africa has begun an open crusade named #ZimbabweLivesMatter. Maimane is engaging different countries to intercede in the captures of political activists in Zimbabwe.


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