Six ZINASU leaders Pride Mkono, Tinashe Mtyaso, Tinashe Chisaira, Francis Mufambi, Tryvine Musokeri and Joram Chikwadze appeared before A Harare Magistrate on the 21st of June for their trial continuation. after the last state witness was cross-examined, the case was postponed. In their testimonies, the state witnesses gave conflicting statements and their lawyer wishes to apply for discharge hence the case will continue next week. The six are facing charges of Disorderly Conduct in a public place as defined in section 41 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. Since the 18th of June their case has continuously been postponed and they have been attending court everyday this week.
It is the state’s case that on the 21st of March this year, the six together with about 30 other accomplices who are still at large gathered outside the Magistrates’ court in solidarity with Welcome Zimuto, Antoneta Choto, Munyaradzi Gwisai, Edson Chakuma, Hopewell Gumbo and Tatenda Mombeyarara whose sentence was to be handed down that day. It is alleged the ZINASU activists were singing obscene songs and chanting slogans, they also threw fliers inscribed, “Freedom for Zimuto, Choto, Gwisai, Chakuma, Mombeyarara and Gumbo.
Trial For ZINASU Activist Continues:
ZINASU Student activist Pride Mkono appeared before a Harare magistrate on the 21st of June and the case was postponed to next week. Initially the activist was facing charges of public violence which were later merged with malicious damage to property and assault. The activist is facing charges of public violence emanating from the disturbances that rocked the UZ Student Executive Council election. The latter charges were brought about by the UZ Security Guards’.Post published in: Politics