The arrest of Pastor Patrick Mugadza,after he demonstrated in Victoria Falls during Zanu PF conference telling President Robert Mugabe that people are suffering has been condemned as violation of freedom of expression.
Simbarashe Manhanga said Patrick Mugadza, 45, travelled all the way from Kariba to Victoria Falls on Friday to stage a demonstration against the Zanu PF leadership.
“He carried a placard written “Mr President the people are suffering, Proverbs 21:13” as he moved around the streets of Victoria Falls,” he said.
“He is a pastor from a church in Kariba. He is one of those Real Zimbabweans we have who live among us and for that carrying out that plea, they want to jail him. Some like Dzamara also just disappeared.”
He said Proverbs 21:13 says Who so stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
“How can you arrest someone for pointing that out. Freedom? What freedom?” he said.by Stephen Jakes