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JUST IN: War Veterans Arrested For Pension Protests Have Been Released

JUST IN: War Veterans Arrested For Pension Protests Have Been Released

The 39 war veterans who were arrested for demonstrating over low pension payouts on Tuesday have been released on Z$5 000 bail each by a Harare magistrate.

They are being accused of participating in an illegal demonstration with the intent to promote public violence.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) who were representing the veterans of the 1970s war said the ex-combatants have been in police and prison custody since Tuesday.

The lawyers said their clients were arrested for allegedly singing “Chimurenga songs” during a protest where they intended to hand over a petition to the Parliament of Zimbabwe and to President Mnangagwa’s office detailing their grievances.

The lawyers proceeded to file a bail application seeking the release of the war veterans after Magistrate Mateko dismissed their two applications filed Thursday for the war veterans’ immediate release. Added the lawyers:

We had argued that they were arbitrary and illegally arrested and overdetained.

The lawyers said their clients had been detained for over 48 hours and had not been informed of the charges when they were rounded up at around 10 AM on Tuesday.

Magistrate Mateko this afternoon released Zimbabwe’s former freedom fighters.

The lawyers confirmed the release adding that the ex-combatants were ordered to report to the police once every week.

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11 Comments

Rev:Mlubale Leonard Ndlovu 8 months ago

Yes they have been released but where their grievances accommodated by the state,why not give them a chance to air their grievances.To my surprise the Zimbabwean Government is working day and night seeking for US$3.5 billion to compansate former white settlers who forcibly took land from our black ancestors but is failing to take care of those who fought and brought back the land to the black majority of all Zimbabweans


Cde Mabhaudhi 8 months ago

Dai vatovakwachura 16 000 bail,vakaba zvinhu zvakawanda nhasi vakuda mari yei? Ngavasungwe futi,vakashungurudza vanhu 2008 ndozvavaida


Sir Nash🇿🇼 8 months ago

1. Ndovanhu vakabatsira kuwondonga nyika they supported nonsense from day 1. Salary ya teacher painodhakwa same ne pension yavo sqeyaaa.

2. Machinja anosungwa n denied bail voita remand for a long time, aka kaskiri ke catch n release plus zvo tarnisher zanu pf


Elyse 8 months ago

Pa 16000 iye yavange vachiri ishoma, kwachu 5000 kubail😂😂 Sare 11000...asante sana


Alpha Mari 8 months ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂

Emmanuel Chikwenza 8 months ago

Havana here gwara ravanoshandisa here rokuti vasvitse zvichemo zvavo kwazvofanira kusvika


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Chikandamina 8 months ago

They area getting 15.ooo,vamwe vese 4.000 and below in Zimbabwe.


Kanda 8 months ago

It surprises me how come some activists arrested for this same charge are denied bail they linguish in remind prison some are still there 🤷🤷💁💁


Beasty boy 8 months ago

Kanda i think so far you are the first person to raise a very valid point and great fact.Well done ..

GG 8 months ago

Fact.....

Sir 8 months ago

Ngavatibvire apo bail kuita sei vapei mari yavari kuda apa nhai makara mega here Hondo yach



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