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Court Free Kwekwe Protestors


Kwekwe Magistrate Livard Phelimon on Friday 28 July 2017 set free four residents arrested on Wednesday 26 July 2017 for allegedly protesting against rampant corruption within the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP).

The four Kwekwe residents, who were arrested together with eight other residents in the Midlands province’s capital were granted $100 bail while their co-accused were denied bail after ZRP officers claimed that their investigations were not yet complete.

ZLHR lawyer Clifford Chinamatira of Mavhiringidze and Mashanyare Legal Practitioners will now petition the High Court and file an appeal against the denial of liberty to his clients.

The Kwekwe residents, who include Richard Magaya, Progressive Magombedze, Witness Moyo, Munemo Alfios, King Seremwe, Richard Manga, Aaron Masesanwa, Tapiwa Ushe, Dickson Mangezi, Ngonidzashe Zimondi, Brian Gondongwe, Anesu Mbiramwe and Mudzamiri Shingirai were arrested on Wednesday 26 July 2017 and detained at Kwekwe Central Police in connection with a demonstration staged by some Kwekwe commuter omnibus operators in protest against rampant police corruption.

They were charged with public violence as defined in Section 36 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform Act) and participating in an unlawful gathering as defined in Section 37 of the same Act.

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