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Responses To Dangarembga, Barnes Conviction

Responses To Dangarembga, Barnes Conviction

Zimbabwean award-winning author Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Julie Gabriel Barnes have been convicted of inciting public violence. The two were arrested in 2020 and charged with participating in a public gathering with the intention to promote public violence, breach of peace or bigotry as defined in Section 37(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. They have been on trial over the last two years on charges of inciting public violence after participating in a demonstration in the Borrowdale suburb in Harare while holding some placards inscribed “Free Hopewell, free Jacob #Zimbabwe”, “We want better reform our institution” and “Free our journalists”. Pindula News presents some of the responses to the duo’s conviction:

Zoe Flood@Zoe_Flood (Journalist/filmmaker):

Dark day in Zimbabwe. Pay attention to this, world. @EfieZethu @jbcorporatex found guilty of participating in a gathering with intent to incite public violence, for a silent, peaceful walking protest with signs back in 2020.

Fadzayi Mahere (opposition Citizens Coalition for Change spokesperson):

The killers of Moreblessing Ali are free.

•The killers of Mboneni Ncube are free.

•Covidgate looters are free.

•Those who raided NSSA are free.

Gold smugglers are free.

But these brave women have been convicted for holding up placards demanding a better Zimbabwe.

Where in the world is this a criminal offence?

Desire M Chiromo @king_mathers:

Here they have really sank low even by their own standards. This is not it.

Ability Sango @ability_sango:

They want to provoke a reaction from the people so that they revert to the norm of violance andstate of emergence. They fear elections.

Tino The Village Boy. @LRuredzo:

This is lawfare. It’s not acceptable in a free independent Zimbabwe. Demonstration is our constitutional right.

zezai @charambazezai:

It really is a sad and bad day for our democracy. In fact we don’t have democracy. If we are not allowed to enjoy the freedoms of our constitution then it means we have no democracy. I shudder to imagine what’s gonna happen to @JobSikhala1 and the other 15. Ndototya kuzvifunga.

The Parakeet Zim  @ZimParrot:

Mnangagwa is a complete disgrace! Worse than Mugabe! Victimizing women for exercising their constitutional rights! Stand strong @EfieZethu @jbcorporatex we are in this together!

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2 months ago

Sekusesabisa e🇿🇼

VYBZ KARTEL 2 months ago

Apa it was you who just a few days or weeks ago were petitioning for a one Job Sikhala to be released from prison, now it's you in the dog house. Comedy Central chaiyo🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

VYBZ KARTEL 2 months ago

Awaiting sentencing

Tintin 2 months ago

have they been sentenced?how long?

@ Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

are you not ashamed of yourself?

dispenser 2 months ago

it's high time now e international community supply weapons into Zimbabwe fr e masses to defend themselves

chasser 2 months ago

Ukraine is open for minds like yours bba


An Injustice 2 months ago

Our judges and magistrates are a disgrace, when they have no respect for the constitution, the law is no longer respectable.

🗣️ Apolitically 2 months ago

the law is not law unless it's equal implemented equal practiced.

dispenser 2 months ago

we don't have law in Zimbabwe until a new forthcoming Gvt , like Zambia.****s like Jack sparrow who were used to toucher and kill innocent people are having an endless night mare , that what wld be of him since change is knocking on e door

dispenser 2 months ago

munhu agara anoto terroriziwa nengozi but being protected by scufmore .


This writer has always and shall continue to compare the first ZANU PF Administration, second ZANU PF Administration and Rhodesia Front [ RF ].

I have always and I will continue to adjudge the second ZANU PF Administration the worst of the three Political Party Administrations.

During the second ZANU PF Administration we had grenades thrown at high tables. Grenades are kept by the army only. Citizens never experienced grenades thrown at high tables at rallies during the first Administration.

During the first Administration citizens never experienced people being butchered in the streets. During the second ZANU PF Administration within the first 5 months more than 10 people had been killed by the army in the streets of Harare.

The list is ongoing and never ending. During the first ZANU PF Administration demonstrations were allowed. RRP and judiciary had not been captured like they are this time around.



Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

pk 2 months ago

umwe neumwe anomira nezvake. uyo atomira nezvake. zvasarira iwe neni.

pk 2 months ago

umwe neumwe anomira nezvake. uyo atomira nezvake. zvasarira iwe neni.
Danga uyo ayida kumira nezva job achisiya zvake.apa aratidzwa kuti mira nezvako

Jack Sparrow 2 months ago

It's hard to defend the ruining party...where do l hide

dispenser 2 months ago

If I was Jack I cld have left a suicide note that I was used enough is enough and now that I'm going to hell at wants

Maparamuro 2 months ago

Smith was doing this and the youth of that time took up arms and waged a war to liberate themselves. Today's youth can't even stand military training, they believe they will get their freedom through prayers and Bible verses 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂 what a joke. Freedom is never given on a silver plate.

Zvanyanya 2 months ago

this is now too much...kangoma aka kava kuririsa soon kachabvaruka.....zanu ichazvimba chete manjemanje

377 2 months ago

hapana chakaipa. it's always survival of the fittest. yabaiwa ngaibude.

Advocar 2 months ago

Do Zimbabweans know thrir constitutional rights?lack of in France..

jaji umuntu 2 months ago

where is that woman judge who had dismissed malaba?I only hope she is still alive

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