Relentless state haunts Mamombe again

ZIMBABWEAN authorities have summoned Harare West constituency legislator Hon. Joanah Mamombe to stand trial on 24 November 2020 on charges of unnecessary movement in April at a time when government imposed a national lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Source: Relentless state haunts Mamombe again – The Zimbabwean

Mamombe was on Wednesday 11 November 2020 served with summons advising
her to appear at Harare Magistrates Court at 8:AM on 24 November 2020
to answer to charges of contravening section 4(1)(a) of the Public
Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National
Lockdown) Order Statutory Instrument 83/2020 as read with section 3 of
Statutory Instrument 110/20 for unnecessary movement during national
lockdown.

Authorities claim that the Harare West constituency legislator
unlawfully and without sufficient cause made unnecessary movement
during the national lockdown by leading an entourage of more than 10
people and proceeded to Mukushi Compound in Tynwald North and Chichera
Farm in Marlborough suburb.

Already, Hon. Mamombe, together with MDC-Alliance party youth leaders
Cecelia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova are currently appearing in court
answering to a cocktail of charges including participating in an
anti-government protest against hunger during the national lockdown
period as defined in section 37 of the Criminal Law (Codification and
Reform) Act and for contravening section 5(3) (a) as read with section
5(1) of Statutory Instrument 99 of 2020 of Public Health (COVID-19
Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) Order,
2020.

The trio is also answering to charges of publishing or communicating
false statements prejudicial to the state as defined in section
31(a)(ii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act and
publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state
as defined in section 31(a)(iii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and
Reform) Act as well as defeating or obstructing the course of justice
as defined in section 184(1)(f) of the Criminal Law (Codification and
Reform) Act.

Prosecutors claim that Hon. Mamombe, Marova and Chimbiri, who are
victims of torture and abduction, stage managed their abduction and
told falsehoods to their lawyers, relatives and friends that they had
been abducted on 13 May 2020.

COMMENTS

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    Mukanya 2 weeks ago

    The disrespect of the Law by Zanu PF and the brazen capture of the judiciary system is exposed in this scenario of events.

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    Fallenz 2 weeks ago

    The world sees what is happening, in both this and in the Chin’ono case.  They see the devilish misuse of the courts to punish the opposition.  The world watches closely the use of the CIO, ZRP, and ZDF agents as political enforcers, rather than providing protections for the nation.  The world has declared Zimbabwe a failed state that has had its resources stolen or sold to the advantage of the elite alone.  There is a close parallel to the family of the town drunk who squanders his funds on alcohol while his family wears rags and must seek charity for their food.  That is the sad legacy of a planned bank heist thinly disguised as a revolution.  Such is where evil reigns.