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ZEC Wades Into "Chamisa Must Be Killed" Case

ZEC Wades Into

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba has written to human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa over a ZANU PF official’s public incitement to the murder of CCC leader Nelson Chamisa.

Abton Mashayanyika, a bishop in the Habbakuk Apostolic Faith Mission church in Mberengwa, threatened to kill Chamisa and his children for challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mashayanyika issued the threats while addressing a ZANU PF local meeting before the video recording went viral on social media last month.

In a letter dated 16 August 2022 obtained by The NewsHawks, Chigumba wrote back to Mtetwa saying the electoral body does not condone politically-motivated violence.

The reference number of the letter is C/13/315 and its subject is “Video inciting murder and violence against opposition party leader Nelson Chamisa.” Wrote Chigumba:

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission recognizes the founding values and principles upon which the Zimbabwean constitution is based and does not condone violence or threats of violence against any person, political party or the supporters of any political party.

… ZEC implores all political parties and stakeholders in the electoral process to desist from any conduct which might put the electoral candidates and other stakeholders specified in the Fourth Schedule of the Electoral Act (Chapter 2: 13).

… ZEC will continue to reiterate this through its multi-party liaison committee meetings as well as its voter education and other public awareness drives.

In an interview with The NewsHawks, Mtetwa acknowledged receipt of Chigumba’s letter.

She said she expected the ZEC chairperson to pledge tough measures against Mashayanyika. Mtetwa added:

I am disappointed that ZEC has said nothing about investigations of the alleged utterances with a view to having the culprit prosecuted.

I will naturally follow up on both ZHRC and ZRP on progress made in their investigations of the alleged utterances with a view to having the culprit prosecuted.

Mashayanyika is on record as saying he will never be prosecuted for his incitement of Chamisa’s murder because he is “too ZANU PF to be arrested.”

More: The NewsHawks

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20 Comments

Dred 1 month ago

Job Skhala is in prison. Why is the guy still out there. Zimbabwean Justice!!!


pm 1 month ago

comrades will remain comrades


Captain Jack Sparrow 1 month ago

He is out because no murder has taken place kkkkk to the contrary when Sikhala issued his statement houses were burnt people were beaten and people died ....


Gwedu 1 month ago

Anachigumba hedu tinyararirei


Nimrod 1 month ago

The charge is " incitement of public violence"


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

The young man wasn't being threatened it was just a surerity that he will die politically against the mighty ZANU PF.

Madam Chigumba must not waste her ink and time writing to Big-asstrice Mtetwa

UNGADE URUMENDE YAKASVONAKA KUPFURA APA UNO IWANEPI?

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy Chinembiri
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


chikara 1 month ago

d.a.k.o

,. 1 month ago

M.u.s.a.t.a.n.y.o.k.o.

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Racist 1 month ago

Asi Chigumba izita rechirungu, kana kuti mai ava murungu akaroorwa kwaChigumba.


Gwedu 1 month ago

Right time shall come


Majority Rule 1 month ago

Singing Thomas Mapfumo, corruption, corruption in the society bababababa bababababa

Winston Rodney
1st generation died of slavery
2nd generation died of slavery
3rd generation died of political slavery
4th generation died of economical slavery,the corrupt will live and the innocent will die

4th generation died of


Majority Rule 1 month ago

The reply from Chigumba,if it was a test i would give her 5% for submission


CCC 1 month ago

hapana zvakataurwa apa

Chikanda 1 month ago

Mkadzi akanaka zvake uyu ndinongozo muvengera kushandiswa neZanu chete


Boyze 1 month ago

Chikanda unowona semurume chaiye.

Bleacher 1 month ago

@majory kutsvuka handiko kunaka sheeeeweee

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Do not listen to the pseudo William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI masquerading as [ THE BUSH LAWYER ].

Mashayanyika should be investigated, arrested and prosecuted for incitement of violence to prove that our beloved Zimbabwe has not gone to the dogs.

As I pen this chat two senior members of CCC political party are locked up in state maximum security prison without trial for allegedly inciting violence.

I also did not expect such a watered down response from Advocate Priscilla Chigumba. Zimbabwe is still very far from being democratic.

I urge Advocate Beatrice Mtetwa not to tire in her fight for the downtrodden against the elites who boast saying they can "not be arrested because they are too ZANU PF".

[ ZVINO NHAI MAI P CHIGUMBA, INGAVA NYIKA HERE YEKUTI VAMWE NDIVO VANOSUNGWA VAMWE VACHIVANDIRIDZWA ? ].

[ NDESAKA VERUZHINJI VAVE KUTI VAVE KUDA VANHU VATSVA ].

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours Truly
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER. ].


ecoz . 1 month ago

she is barking for her next meal.


ecoz . 1 month ago

she is barking for her meal


seer 1 month ago

surname yake yatondinzwisa tsitsi, ko church asiya naani



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