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Mahere Says Govt Should "Stop Weaponizing The Law To Attack Political Opponents"

Mahere Says Govt Should

Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere has accused the ZANU PF government of weaponising the law to attack political opponents.

She speaks as dozens of CCC activists including Members of Parliament Job Sikhala (Zengeza West) and Godfrey Sithole (Chitungwiza North) are in jail for “political reasons” according to their party.

They were arrested in June over the 14 June Nyatsime violence that erupted during the funeral wake of slain CCC activist Moreblessing Ali.

In a Twitter post seen by Pindula News, advocate Mahere said the detentions were a sign that the ZANU PF government was “dying.” She said:

Say their names. Detention without trial has no place in a democratic society. Silencing opponents by throwing them in jail is the biggest sign of a dying regime. Stop weaponizing the law to attack political opponents.

Critics say the arrests are meant to silence the opposition.

Meanwhile, the ruling party has always denied the allegations saying the judiciary is independent.

A few weeks ago, constitutional expert and leader of the opposition National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Professor Lovemore Madhuku, claimed that Sikhala and colleagues were victims of their party’s refusal to dialogue with president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

His remarks were viewed, by the CCC, as proof that Sikhala was a political prisoner. 

Information secretary, Nick Mangwana, however, said the president would not interfere with the courts.

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6 Comments

Citizen 4 months ago

The people have lost faith in our judges and magistrates. They have disgraced themselves and lost the respect of the people.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

It is obvious that this ZANU PF government is weaponizing judiciary. The Nyatsime 16 are being held without trial to fix them and warn other opposition political parties not to fall in the same category. Supporters and activists in opposition political parties are being intimidated.

I want to tell Honourable Advocate Job Sikhala, Honourable Godfrey Sithole and the other 14 Nyatsime detainees that Zimbabweans are with them in prayers.

[ KANA NGOMA YORIRISA INENGE YODA KUTSEMUKA ].

[ WE URGE CITIZENS TO REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE CCC POLITICAL PARTY FOR REAL CHANGE].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


cde Chipopi 4 months ago

Mu Africa ndo politics dzacho Fadzie, motoshinga kana muchida kupinda pa nyanga. You should be brave as a lion.


Surprised Onlooker 4 months ago

Kana Smith akambozviedza vanhu vakagara mumajeri vazhinji vavo vakazoona zuva 1980 saka Hon JS should not look focus there is no judicial in Zim at the moment it was politicized very clear hapana chisingaperi it's a matter of time.

Johnny Walker 4 months ago

Fadzai ko waka zongo taura number plate yemusoro wako kuti ndiyo yemota yaka Kanda bomb.Usapote uchi nyepa kudaro kunge Chamisa akati nyepera kuti aka taura na Donald Trump 😂😂


Fadzie @38 4 months ago

I am getting married soon saka ndinonga ndavekuiwana on a regular basis.
Iyi yacho?:
Petrol


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