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War Veterans Arrested In Harare Charged With Inciting Public Violence

War Veterans Arrested In Harare Charged With Inciting Public Violence

Forty (40) war veterans who were arrested in central Harare on Tuesday for protesting paltry pension payouts are being charged with inciting public violence.

Following the arrests at Africa Unity Square, some of the ex-combatants were taken to Harare Central, Highlands, Rhodesville and Borrowdale police stations where they are still being kept.

The war veterans intended to march from Africa Unit Square to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office where they would submit a petition detailing their grievances.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLRH) said they are being charged with inciting public violence. ZLHR said:

ZRP are charging 40 former liberation war veterans with participating in gathering with intent to promote public violence, breaches of the peace or bigotry as defined in section 37 of the Criminal Code.

ZRP accuses the former freedom fighters of singing “revolutionary” songs after they allegedly refused to comply with a directive to only allow 5 of them to hand over a petition detailing their grievances against the Government at Munhumutapa building and parliament.

The 40 war veterans are still detained separately at Harare Central, Highlands, Rhodesville and Borrowdale Police Stations

The war veterans are being charged after we wrote a letter to ZRP Commissioner-General demanding their release stating that their arrest was arbitrary and unlawful as they had not been advised of the charge since around 10 am when they were arrested on Tuesday.

We indicated that ZRP’s actions were a violation of the war veterans’ fundamental right to liberty enshrined in the constitution.

The war veterans are represented by human rights lawyers Paida Saurombe, Blessing Nyamaropa and others.

More: NewZimbabwe.com


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8 Comments

Bee 7 months ago

Vaka violenca ani wacho let's respect them pliz


Abisalomu Zulu 7 months ago

Ngavasungwe they want benefits upenyu hwese Mari vakapiwa free health free education for their kids minda vane 10-10


Bko 7 months ago

Kkkkk zvairova vanhu 2008 zvichit ZANU ndeyeropa kkkkk now vaona kut zvachembera havachazvidi kkkkk I think vanenge vakutot dai zvachipera kufa


Bee 7 months ago

Itai henyu izvozvo ma sanction achatowedzera don't worry


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Tanu Mark Finnity 7 months ago

That's bull..... Govt must cater for the civil servants enough is enough


Musanzika Nyahonzi 7 months ago

Yaaaa let them test there own poison vaiti rova tichivaudza kuti Zanu haina kwayo iyi ikangokufungira mweya wadhiyabhorosi unofa

Sir 7 months ago

True

King KODZO 7 months ago

IT'S TRICKY. VAIZOENDA KUNDOIMBA KU UNITY SQUARE SEI IVO VACHIZIVA KUTI KUNE VANHU VE UN VARIKUONGORORA YEKUGADZIKANA MUZIMBABWE. VERY TICKY. MUPAONE IPAPO. VAKADZI KUITA ZVINHU VAENZI VADZOKA. KO HAVANA MUKURU WAVO HERE.VAKADINI KUTUMA IYEYE. SAKA VANOZVIDZA MUKURU. SEVANHU VEMUSANGANO HAVAFANIRWA KUDARO. YAKATOWANDA $16000.00 ZWD PANE VAMWE VARIKUTOMUKIRA IZVEZVI VACHIZIVA ZW$7000.00 ZVICHIDZIKA. KOZOTI IVO VANOCHEMA CHEMA VACHIZIVA VAKAGARA. VAMWE NEPFUTI HAVANA KANA KUMBOIBATA FUTI VAINGOITA BASA REKUIMBA KUMOZAMBIQUE. KUTSVAGA KUDA KUSHOORESA HURUMENDE IRIPO NEGURUKOTA REZVEMARI KUTI VAZOTI VANE UDYIRE PLUS HAVAREMEKEDZI KODZERO DZEVARWI VE RUSUNUNGUKO. NGAVARAMBE VAKAVHARIRWA. VAZOENDA KUNA PRESIDENT NEMUKURU WAVO VANDOTAURA KUTI MARI ISHOMA. TIONE KUTI VANONDOINYIMWA HERE. VASADA KUTI MUTSIRA CHIMURENGA MU CPITAL CITY. TANETA NEKUROHWA ISU. NEKUTI VAMWE VACHA JOINA GROUP RAVO YOSWERA INGORI HOI HOI HOI MAHARA APO. NGAVATIBVIRE APO. KANA VACHITUMWA NAMWONZORA KAVAZVIPFIRE PASI. NEXT TIME KUJERI. HAVANYARE VANHU VAKURU. NGAVAENDE KUMUSHA KUNDORIMA APO. KUDA KURA MASANCTIONS AKANGOTIDZVANYIDZIRA CHETE. SAKA VANHU VE G40 VACHIRIMO CHAIZVO. NDIVO VANHU VACHO FUTI


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