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Bindura Man (24) Set Free For Insulting President Mnangagwa

Bindura Man (24) Set Free For Insulting President Mnangagwa

A Bindura resident, Tinotenda Majuru (24), was recently acquitted on charges of undermining the authority of or insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Majuru appeared before Bindura Magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura on charges of undermining the authority of or insulting President Mnangagwa as defined in Section 33(2)(b) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.

Majuru, who is self-employed as a car washer at Chiwaridzo Business Centre, allegedly snatched beer and a ZANU PF party-branded cap from another resident at a local beer hall.

According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Majuru was accused of using some derogatory words in criticising President Mnangagwa and his ruling ZANU PF party during a squabble with Samson Wazara while drinking beer.

Prosecutors alleged that Wazara, who was the complainant in the matter, was enjoying a cold pint of beer when Majuru surprisingly snatched a beer from him.

They further alleged that Wazara allegedly ignored Majuru’s provocation and then proceeded to buy another pint of beer to quench his thirst.

As Wazara was enjoying his second pint of beer, Majuru reportedly snatched his ZANU PF party-branded base-ball cap from his head.

It is alleged that Majuru then proceeded to utter some derogatory words in Shona criticising Wazara, President Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU PF party.

By so doing, prosecutors charged that Majuru acted unlawfully.

Majuru was set free recently by Magistrate Chitumbura after his lawyer, Ernest Jena of ZLHR, challenged the prosecution of his client in the absence of a Certificate of Authority to Prosecute issued by the Prosecutor-General in terms of the law.

Magistrate Chitumbura removed Majuru from remand and directed prosecutors to proceed by way of summons if they intend to prosecute him and after obtaining the Certificate of Authority to Prosecute from the Prosecutor-General.

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15 Comments

Anonymous 1 month ago

hausungirwe kutuka dzubvurandi or bharanzi, unenge wangotaura chokwadi chako


dispenser 1 month ago

fabrication of story , they think the world is not watching .Mujuru don't be afraid , however watch yr steps bz e devil is following yu .we cld be hearing to our disappointment that yu die mysteriously and we don't want that


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Prosecutors quickly hit the nail on the head before it was red hot. There are cases where they should obtain a Certificate to procecute from the Prosecutor General first before prosecuting the accused. But why is it that just last week we had another matter of the same profile in Mashonaland West Province ? Why do citizens want to denigrate His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa ?

VANA MUCHUCHISI VAKAKURUMBIDZA KUMEDZA KUTSENGA VACHADA.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


presidential guard 1 month ago

Dont worry, the President moves around with 100 bodyguards. Haatukike nekuti you cant get near him.

Ak47 1 month ago

Hazvisungise kuti makapinda ne back door .Tanga isiri plan yevanhu vaida kuona munhu wakaita sa Tsvangirai muState house . Unfortunately hey


Wise fool 1 month ago

Speech of freedom versus freedom of speech


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ini zvangu 1 month ago

People making history!!!

One day zvichanyorwa muma book in****ondo kuti kwakange kunevanhu vakashinga vaigara munyika inonzi Zimbabwe.
Sarenda zvangu


justice 1 month ago

# JUSTICE TO MAI MASVIBIRI


sizwe samakhosi 1 month ago

Alisasitshelanga phela inhlamba yakhona


Joe Brownn 1 month ago

it's not a crime to insult clueless ED.


i 1 month ago

wabuda hako asi takambokumamisa chete ..


hey although apo 1 month ago

pachiwaridzo pabhawa raspukes,chimwe ichoo paProgress pamachokoto,darwin kwaMadondo,Aerodrome pamdhara chinhoi



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