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2020 Violence At Harvest House: 12 CCC Activists Summoned To Court

2020 Violence At Harvest House: 12 CCC Activists Summoned To Court

Twelve members of the Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) have been summoned to appear in court on Thursday 29 September 2022 for violence which erupted at the Harvest House in Harare CBD in 2020.

The accused, who were then MDC-Alliance activists, reportedly destroyed windows and cut padlocks with bolt cutters at Harvest House.

The activists who have been summoned to appear at Harare Magistrates Court  are:

Victor Machavhaira (39),

Shame Chidzonga (36),

Mafaiti Mubaiwa (34),

Angirai Mowotidhi (44),

Paul Gorekore (39),

Peter Shonhiwa (37),

Godfrey Katsaya (26),

Lloyd Zhou (38),

Richard Dube (23),

Onisimo Chaitezvi (32),

Sign Chanachimweza (31) and

Washington Dzungwa (39)

The 13th member, Forward Sezali, who was then aged 40 at the time of his arrest, has since passed on.

Muchavhaira confirmed to NewZimbabwe.com of the latest development. He said:

Indeed, the 12 of us, minus the now deceased Forward Sezali, have been served with summons to appear in court Thursday facing fresh charges of public violence. The timing of the matter is curious, particularly so after it had been thrown away.

At their initial appearance before Magistrate Judith Taruvinga in 2020, the youths were all released on $1 500 bail each and their lawyer Moses Mavhaire then successfully applied to have them removed from remand.

Allegations:

The state alleges that on October 29, 2020, at around 10 am, the youths, who were allegedly armed with stones, iron bars and bolt cutters, teamed up within the CBD.

They proceeded towards Harvest House along Nelson Mandela, and while on the way, they allegedly attacked motorists and pedestrians who passed through the area, thereby disturbing the peace and order in the city.

They destroyed the front window panes of Harvest House using stones before cutting the key locks on the screeengate using bolt cutters.

The police reacted and arrested Machavhaira, Chidzonga, Mubaiwa, Mowotidhi and Sezali, while others escaped.

On the same day at around 11 pm, Gorekore, Shonhiwa, Katsaya, Zhou, Dube, Chaitezvi, Chanachimweza, Dzungwa returned to Harvest House leading to their arrest.

Mowotidhi and Sizali had pending cases before the same court.

The incident happened as MDC factions – MDC-T and MDC Alliance, in that order, then led by Thokozani Khupe and Nelson Chamisa were fighting for control over the Harvest House christened Morgan Tsvangirai House.

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10 Comments

Citizen raPep naChamisa 2 months ago

Last Kicks Of A Dying Horse 🐎


dispenser 2 months ago

not worth listening, s tup id courts and judges working under a failed gvt , desperation, intimidation , rogue


dhuterere 2 months ago

Zimbabwe kuvharwa zvinenge nani hakuna nyika yakadai madhakanana chaiwo


never 2 months ago

zanupf members vanoba,vvanouraya, asi havasungwe ko sei nhai?


pk 2 months ago

nyatsime 16 and harvest house 12 😂😂😂


comrade mabhunu muchapera 2 months ago

Mopera mese CCC one by one


CCC 2 months ago

chero tikapera.bt zivai kuti 85% yevanhu vakazvarwa from 1990 upto now. hapana achavhotera Zanupf. never. saka ngatiitei tichiziva rimwe zuva shiri dzichabvuta rekeni. chero Jesu akazotofawo. zvekut dai asina kufa iwe usiripo pauri ipapo


Felix 1 month ago

tinosvika chete hatitye kusungwa

Proclaim 1 month ago

Amen

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WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

This could be misinterpreting court processes or Police procedures.

If these accused persons were removed from remand, it does not mean that their cases had been dropped. It merely meant that Police continued their investigations while the suspects were excused from reporting at court.

It is procedural for Police to summon the accused to appear in court when they are satisfied that their docket is complete and that they have sufficient evidence against the accused.

I urge my CCC political party colleagues to prepare their defences or engage lawyers who will help them with their defences.

[ HAPANA CHISINGAPERE. CHINOBHURURUKA CHINOMHARA ].

[ KUTONGA MAJANA. ACHATONGAWO ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA ].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].



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