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Human Rights Campaigner, Makomborero Haruzivishe, Acquitted By High Court

Human Rights Campaigner, Makomborero Haruzivishe, Acquitted By High Court

High Court judge Justice Happias Zhou has overturned the conviction and sentencing of pro-democracy activist Makomborero Haruzivishe for allegedly blowing a whistle during a protest in Harare in February 2020.

The State accused Haruzivishe of blowing a whistle to alert opposition protesters to pounce on police during a protest. A court found him guilty of inciting violence.

Kossam Ncube of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who represented Haruzivishe during his trial said they were going to appeal both the conviction and sentencing arguing that only circumstantial evidence was used to convict him of inciting violence. He said:

We do not agree with the decision of the court because we believe the facts upon which the court relied to arrive at the decision to convict could not support that decision.

Therefore, it was a serious misdirection on the part of the court to convict him of those offences.

And we are definitely going to take it up on appeal because the decision of the court cannot be sustained legally.

ZHLR have successfully appealed Haruzivishe’s conviction and sentencing at the High Court. The human rights lawyers said in a statement this Thursday:

We have ended the persecution of pro-democracy campaigner Makomborero Haruzivishe by obtaining a High Court order quashing and setting aside his conviction and sentence for allegedly blowing a whistle during a protest as he has been found not guilty and acquitted by Justice Zhou.

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8 Comments

mbo.ro mutakunanzva matinjiva 1 week ago

ngachidzoka hake kumba


king Elizabeth 1 week ago

macitizens ndati maphosa wamai TT anga aine aids ere


Zuze 1 week ago

Another C10 troll. please don't throttle debate on human rights abuses @ King Elizabeth

@KING ELIZABETH 1 week ago

Asi akakurova ****vita
here kuakizha wakawacha

Wayne 1 week ago

saka kuridza pito ko sungisa here zvazvakatooma makotsi edu awa


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 week ago

I can not understand. Has Makomborero Haruziviishe tried in absentia ? I wish him well. He has been acquitted by the High Court.

Do you still remember justice Happious Zhou ? He was in the panel of judges who had at one time shown the Chief Justice Luke Malaba the exit door before their judgement was overturned by the CONCOURT. The other judge was Ex justice Edith Mushore who was dismissed last week for failing to report for duty for many months.

Makomborero Haruziviishe has other outstanding cases for which he may be sent to prison.

[ KUKURUKURA HUNGE WAPOTSWA ].

[ RUZHINJI NGARUNO VHOTA NEUWANDU HWAVO MUMA HARMONISED ELECTIONS].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


slime dispenser 1 week ago

tablets nayo ngochaz inzi Zuze yanetsa kupa varume kuakizha Ku CCC ndodzinga stove nechirwere Zuze kana stairs zvisizvo muregererei


Zuze 1 week ago

Wati Zuze kudii?

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