While this bold statement from Gwisai left prosecutor Michael Reza in stunned silence, it elicited jubilation from others attending the trial of the former MDC-T legislator.
‘Mugabe must go and it is my opinion and I am entitled to it. He is old and has had over 30 years in office as Prime Minister and President.
The state has finished cross examining Gwisai and the trial proceeds on Thursday with Antonator Choto taking to the witness stand. The duo and four others are being charged with conspiracy to commit public violence.
Gwisai and Choto are being jointly charged with Tatenda Mombeyarara, Edson Chakuma, Hopewell Gumbo and Welcome Zimuto. They all deny the charges. The six were part of a group of 44 activists who were arrested on 19th February last year while gathered at Cross Roads House in Harare.
Gwisai had arranged a seminar entitled ‘Revolt in Egypt and Tunisia. What lessons can be learnt by Zimbabwe and Africa.’ The assembled group viewed videos of the Arab spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and discussed the implications for their own situation.
In the midst of the discussion CIO agents and police raided the place and took all of them into custody. While 38 were released within days, it took a month before Gwisai and the five others to be released on bail. SW Radio AfricaPost published in: Africa News