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Hurungwe Man Set Free For Insulting Mnangagwa

Hurungwe Man Set Free For Insulting Mnangagwa

A resident of Hurungwe in Mashonaland West province, Vincent Chigwedere (47) was recently acquitted on charges of undermining the authority of or insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Chigwedere appeared before Kariba Magistrate Tendai Banda 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.

According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), prosecutors alleged that Chigwedere impaired the image of President Mnangagwa when he unlawfully and intentionally made an obscene and indecent statement concerning the President.

He is alleged to have made the remarks during a verbal altercation over a land ownership dispute.

Chigwedere was, however, discharged at the close of the prosecution case by Magistrate Banda, who ruled that prosecutors had failed to establish a prima facie case against him.

He was represented by Unite Saizi of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

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12 Comments

dispenser 1 month ago

He wld die mysteriously if he is not to be careful , either the Magistrate wld die, caused of a mysterious offense or die


Anonymous 1 month ago

what is prima facie


Mukanyapazvese 1 month ago

Sufficient to establish a fact

Awungezi Kutho 1 month ago

Munangagwa Pfu se ki


Nadzo 1 month ago

Chete here?

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

There are few magistrates in the caliber of magistrate Banda to set free an accused person who is alleged to have insulated His Excellency the President. To illustrate what I am saying is the fact that there is a magistrate court in Karoi, Hurungwe, but Vincent Chigwedere was tried in another district of Kariba, Kariba town. It could be that the magistrate at Karoi, Hurungwe District, chickened out.

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Majeke 1 month ago

Iwe Bush lawyer **** hauna chisvinu chaunotaura basa kungo dzokorora zvanyorwa papindula pacho haubve unombo Shanda kupi chaizvo

Max sambona 1 month ago

wanoda kurohwa kusvika wapera mweya tsano awa


Jatwero 1 month ago

The case z difficult to prove though. I ddnt saw any conviction against such a case. My bro arraigned b4 court wth same case n the mag said go n investigate whch ED z being referred to


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troubled citizrn 1 month ago

tsvee kuinvetigator marobberies vachibata vanhu vasina basa,pane asingatukwi here munyika muno,kana ukaita baba paden vana nemukadzi vachikushoora haufanhi kutanga nekuvatova tarisa kuti nei ndashorwa first,uku kutongwa hakuzi kulidiwa,power hungry leaders ummmmm hakuna kwatosvika kwatakabva ndookwatirikuenda,no direction at all naidhii uyu


Joseph Kalimbwe 1 month ago

Even here in Zambia it is an offence to insult the President


Phiri Cardin 1 month ago

Magistrate akafarira zita ra defence lawyer
Unite Saizi­čśŐ­čśŐ­čśŐ



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