MDC-T youth leader charged over Bob slur

Source: MDC-T youth leader charged over Bob slur- NewZimbabwe 14/06/2016

POLICE Monday detained MDC-T national youth chairperson, Happymore Chidziva, for comments he made three months ago about President Mugabe having failed to end poverty and corruption in the country.

Chidziva, who turned himself in at Masvingo Central Police Station, was later released.

MDC-T youth secretary, Lovemore Chinoputsa, confirmed the development saying police had been hunting for Chidziva for utterances allegedly made at a rally in Mashava three months ago.

Chidziva made the remarks at the launch of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) where he accused Mugabe and his cronies of failing to end poverty and corruption in the country.

Chinoputsa told New Zimbabwe Chidziva had been charged with inciting violence and misconduct and may appear in court soon. He said it was strange the way the police acted, charging his colleague and then releasingg him without saying when he would appear in court.

“We are actually puzzled by the way things have turned out this afternoon because the way police hunted for our Chairman was so intense but, how they handled the matter leaves us with so many questions. It is so puzzling how this government is behaving.

“For us MDC-T youths, the Mugabe regime is attempting to intimidate our own members in order to divert them from focusing on their duties in the party,” fumed Chinoputsa.

He vowed that MDC-T youths will not be intimidated and will remain committed to their struggle of toppling Mugabe constitutionally.

“Change will come, no matter how Mugabe harasses the masses and those pushing for a new Zimbabwe,” added Chinoputsa.

Dozens of people have been arrested for making comments on Mugabe.



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    Ndonga 6 years ago

    So Mugabe has made Zimbabwe a prosperous and corruption free country!!!!

    The gospel truth is that Mugabe and his cohorts have made our Zimbabwe a beggar state completely torn and destroyed by corruption at the very highest level in his Government. One could become completely exhausted by giving examples of this corruption that has been done by Mugabe, and by the thugs under Mugabe. And of course, examples of the extreme poverty that he has brought to our once prosperous Zimbabwe are with us every hour, of every day, of our sad and deprived lives.

    So where in this World can it be a crime to tell the absolute truth!!!

    Lovemore Chinoputsa must not be confused at the ZRP’s very strange behavior. The ZRP know that this case will fall down in even our long past corrupted courts. They are simply going through the motions of looking for, and arresting Happymore Chidziva to keep Mugabe and this thugs off their backs…or even worse…and of course to save what very little face they still have.

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    Zambuko 6 years ago

    President Mugabe has failed to end poverty and corruption in the country.

    Have I now committed a crime?