HARARE -Fourteen MDC activists and officials who were facing charges of political violence were today cleared of their charges.

The court acquitted them on the grounds that the state failed to produce its eyewitness at the scene who could tell the court what exactly transpired. Their only key witness, a police officer died early morning today.

Among those acquitted are Luke Tamborinyoka, the MDC Director for Information and Publicity, Kudakwashe Matibiri the Director for Human Resources and Coordinator for Policy Implementation Fortune Gwaze. 

The state has been ordered to proceed by way of summons and remove the 14 MDC supporters from remand. 

More than 1000 MDC activists and officials are still under police custody on trumped up charges of political violence. MDC insists on the release of these political prisoners as part of clearing the course for meaningful negotiations. 

Department of Information and Publicity

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