Four MDC-T members acquitted in ‘public violence’ case

Four out of 12 MDC-T members, who were arrested early this year in Harare and charged with ‘public violence’, were acquitted on Friday.

The 12 were arrested after a raid by armed police at the MDC-T headquarters, Harvest House, in January. According to the MDC-T the police ‘looted’ party regalia including DVDs and CDs.

The 12 were seriously assaulted by the police while in custody at the Harare Central Police Station, with one of the group being hospitalised with a broken arm and leg. The whole group was charged with ‘public violence’ and ‘assaulting police officers’.

Those acquitted are; Leonard Dendera, Patson Murimoga, Paul Majarira and Jefias Moyo.

Those still standing trial are: Barnabas Mwanaka, Taurai Nherera, Simbarashe Makaha, Muchineripi Muzengeza, Murambiwa Dzwenge and Kudakwashe Usai.

A ruling on their case will be made on 21 June. – SW Radio Africa News

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