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Update: ZimLive Editor Mduduzi Mathuthu Charged With Undermining Authority Of The President

Update: ZimLive Editor Mduduzi Mathuthu Charged With Undermining Authority Of The President

ZimLive editor, Mduduzi Mathuthu has been charged with undermining the authority of the President after he allegedly posted president Emmerson Mnangagwa on Twitter and suggested that he did not understand his speech on the ban on bank lending. He captioned the picture:

I understand Mnangagwa was in Glen Lorne drinking when he was called to read this, and Mthuli Ncube and John Mangudya only learnt of the bank lending suspension when they were shown the speech. Work of some CIO economics department.

Pindula News presents the warned and cautioned statement:

WARNED AND CAUTIONED STATEMENT

I, Mduduzi Mathuthu NR:08-632560-R-21, district: Filabusi father: Moses Mathuthu, chief: Ndube DC.113:22/01/81 residing at 1955 Mahutshula North, Bulawayo and I am employed as an Editor ZIMLIVE an Online newspaper, do hereby admit having been informed by Detective Sergeant Mushayi of Criminal Investigation Department, Law and Order Bulawayo that enquiries are being made in connection with this case of “Undermining authority of or insulting President” as defined in Section 33(2)(b) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23, where it is alleged that I posted message and photo depicting the president announcing a speech through my tweet handle and the chat which carried the following message, ‘I understand Mnangagwa was in Glen Lorne drinking when he was called to read this, and Mthuli Ncube and John Mangudya only learnt of the bank lending suspension when they were shown the speech. Work of some CIO economics department’, thereby undermining the authority of the President make this statement of my own free will. While I have been informed that I am not obliged to say anything in answer to these allegations, my failure at this stage to mention any facts relative to my defence to them may result in a court of law drawing inferences against me.

You are advised that you are entitled to the following rights: –

• To be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

• To be informed promptly of the charge in, in sufficient detail to enable you to, answer to it.

• To be given adequate time and facilities to prepare a defence.

• To be represented by a legal practitioner.

• To appear before a court within 48 hours unless a further detention has been authorised.

• Not to be forced to make a confession.

Do you understand the nature of the caution’… .. Answer . Yes

Do you wish to say anything in answer to these allegations?…. Answer …. Yes

ACCUSED’S REPLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE

I do not admit to the charge levelled against me.

I…………………. MDUDUZI MATHUTHU Signed

I certify that the above statement was made freely and voluntarily by the accused person who was in her sound and sober senses.

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16 Comments

theo 2 weeks ago

he


Mwakusha 3 weeks ago

Anofira pasina uyu. Anotadza kusvika 50yrs akabira zvakarungwa mujeri umo.


dispenser 3 weeks ago

ko ivo maleader Acho hapana maadivisers here .bz zvimwe zvacho kana ari adviser ndiye anotofanirwa kusungwa kwete analyst . nokuti zvavakubuda pachena bhoramusango


Liquorama 3 weeks ago

Kkkkkk Ngazvisungwe. Ndiye ainge atenga doro here paaiti President vange vachinwa before his presentation.


Jenarari 3 weeks ago

Haiwawo, iye ainge asina kunwa here?

g 3 weeks ago

this charge was ruled out to be uncostitutional Kare I wonder why they still arrest people with this **** charge dira Hako rizare sahwira


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Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

They never learn. From eons ago, Ndabaningi Sithole, Davison Gomo, Edgar Tekere, Morgan Tsvangirai, Madhuku Basildon Peta and countless others were charged with treason for saying something or the other imprisoned and tortured. None of them was ever convicted.

Someone please charge the ZRP with wasting state resources like somebody did in Zambia a few years ago. About time


Vybz Kartel 3 weeks ago

You are dreaming. He made his bed let him lie in it

Tekere 3 weeks ago

hapana nyaya apa.
nyaya ndeyekuti chingwa chadhura


twoboy 3 weeks ago

sign of dictatorship


Mkanya 3 weeks ago

President should be open to criticism. Beinga president doesn't mean he is always right


sekuru waBona 3 weeks ago

what case to answer my guy it us the citizens who pays for that guy Edith salary and luxurious lifestyle us and he is uncountable to us

in SA ramaphosa is criticized day n nite and not even a single day do we hear kunzi mapurisa ane pfuti Ari plain clothes vauya pamba pemunhu in an umarked car

right now we got armerd robberies , corruption and hapana kana one thing chinoitwa asi kungotaura chokwadi kuti Edith atadza kutonga nyika uye generari haana njere munhu unoswera police yauya nembwa nembwa

dai mashandisiro avanoita state security resources pakutyisidzira vanhu ariwo anoitwa kubata mbavha unoti dai tichishandis US or our own currency??


Chawabvunza 3 weeks ago

While I may remotely admit that Mdudhuzi Mathuthu may have a case to answer, it was the way the supposedly detectives who visited his residence went about their duties. They did not professionalise their duties. All in all, this borders on intimidation.

NYIKA INOURAIWA NE MBAVHA DZAYO.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC].

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


Legalize Justice 3 weeks ago

We may have our differences as a nation but let us respect the office of the President.


Manikiniki! 3 weeks ago

Inga zvakaoma



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