The accused are charged in connection with Wednesday’s protests against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over the alleged delay in releasing Zimbabwe’s presidential election results.
Amongst those appearing in court before magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini, were , losing Harare South MDC Alliance candidate Shadreck Mashayamombe (35), Tapiwa Joni (27), Ngonidzashe Mukazhi (26), Michael Mheta (31) and Simbarashe Mujeye (37).
It is alleged by the state that on 1 August 2018, the accused , acting in common purpose with others who are yet to be arrested gathered at the MDC T Harare Headquaters at Harvest House and connived to protest against the alleged Zec delay , chanting and singing MDC Alliance songs and at the same time ordering vendors and the business community to join them in their impromptu protest.
It is alleged that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) stepped in and dispersed the crowd, but the accused, along with over 500 other protesters, proceeded to the Zanu-PF Harare provincial headquarters along 4th Street and threw missiles at the building and destroyed a total of 27 windows and 12 precast wall lights from the volley of missiles they threw..
The vicious crowd also destroyed several vehicles including a Nissan Wolf, Ford Ranger, Toyota Allion, Honda Fit, Yutong bus, Mazda and several other vehicles which belonged to the Zanu-PF party before being dispersed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), however they were identified by witnesses who were at the Zanu-PF Harare province headquarters.
A total of 19 other accused people, who include among them Midlands State University students and several unemployed youths, appeared separately before the same magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini, where the state alleges that, along with over 4 000 others, the group proceeded to Harare’s Market Square rank police post and surrounded the seven police officers who were manning the post as they threatened to assault the officers, before proceeding to Rezende Street where they destroyed a Mnangagwa bill- board and burnt it, then proceeded to a KFC fastfood outlet which they stoned and destroyed four large screen windows valued at US$700, before proceeding to Bakers Inn where they again destroyed large screen windows worth US$8 000.
The police reaction intercepted the group who fled in different directions towards the MDC T Harvest House Headquarters and locked themselves inside the building. The Police managed to cordon off the area and arrest them. We are aware that the 19 were denied bail pending further court appearance. More news to follow. By Sibusiso Ngwenya.“In the absence of evidence, any rhetoric that suggests there was rigging is actually putting the lives of Zimbabweans in danger.”
WWW.NEWZIMBABWEVISION.COM says that it is unnecessary to fuel tensions in Zimbabwe and we need to move the nation forward.We all need to accept that we may not want this outcome, feel cheated and all sorts of frustration but we must all uphold peace and all who seek to reverse this outcome, a situation that has failed in every five year general election in the Zanu pf court system as opposition mainly led back then by Tsvangirai and MDC T, must go and ahead and prove to the whole nation and world in ademocratic manner in court, peacefully how exactly the election has been rigged.
There is absolutely no point in claiming the election has been rigged simply because one has lost, the people want proof, no brainwashed following like Zanu pf thugs under Mugabe,..lets unite, unfortunately rally behind Mnangagwa, give him the chance to rebuild Zimbabwe, create employment, invest in Service Delivery in education, health care, employment, electricity, housing, transport and other critical areas then rebuild credible opposition poised to work towards unseating the militarised Mnangagwa Zanu pf regime in 2023. For now, lets carry on with life, it looks like there will be no bullet trains, sphaghetti roads and rural airports promised by Chamisa,..I hope Mnangagwa does not cash in on Chamisa’s offer to marry his sister off to Mnangagwa if Mnangagwa wins…oooooooooh!
Only the foolish, brainwashed Zimbabweans will waste their time and life, destabilising the peace, risking their lives by protesting against a ruthless military that has so far killed 6 people in just one day, a couple of days ago,….one bullet one protester is the military motto,..let the foolish dare to oppose the military,..I have always said the bullet is mightier than the ballot and nowhere in this world has amilitary regime ever been unseated by aballot,..wake up Zimbabwe,..lets move forward,..accept what you cant change and make the best of it or else the nation will suffer for ever.
www.newzimbabwevision.com calls for peace, all Zimbabweans stay put please. I long warned you sll, no ballot can remove a bullet,…PEACE!
This is not a surprise to anyone, there is no need to start protests, become violent or other destabilisation of peace. It is too late to cry over spilt milk and the nation should now be looking far ahead and seeking to unite and rebuild for abetter future, irrespective of who wins the election tonight. We as Zimbabweans can waste another five years of our lives fighting amongst ourselves and suffering worldwide and back home or forget the past look far ahead, unite and move the motherland forward,..its time we all matured and progress with whats before us,….Peace!
A bullet is stronger than a ballot and the military showed their might last yesterday when they shot 6 people dead and left many seriously wounded and hospitalised in Harare.
What Zimbabweans fail to realise is that they are just a pawn in a game, case in point Welshman Ncube and Tsvangirai split in 2005 which divided the MDC T and saw Zanu pf romp to victory, and now again the Chamisa vs Khuphe split has by all accounts, cost the opposition votes. It is however too late to cry over spilt milk and the nation should now be looking far ahead and seeking to unite and build a better future, irrespective of who is the declared president. We as Zimbabweans can waste another five years of our lives fighting amongst ourselves and suffering worldwide and back home or forget the past look far ahead, unite and move the motherland forward,..its time we all matured and progress with whats before us,….Peace!,
For the last few months, I long warned Zimbabweans that, the unfolding events were a massive benefit to three particular leaders, who had fallen foul of the late MDC T president Tsvangirai, namely Welshman Ncube, Tendai Biti and Thokozani Khuphe and that as soon as Chamisa loses to Mnangagwa, he becomes politically irrelevant and its the final nail in the coffin for MDC T which has failed for two decades to unseat Zanu pf, while thousands of Zimbabweans died, millions were forcibly exiled across the diaspora and Service delivery collapsed in Education, health care, housing, employment, electricity, housing, transport and all other areas.
Chamisa is now a person facing potential charges and imprisonment by the Mnangagwa, Zanu pf stalwart, securocrat and military regime. There is no amount of protest, violence and noise from opposition and opposition leaders that will change the outcome. We need all opposition leaders to stand up and accept the outcome in theory by declaring publicly in a unity of force across social and mainstream media that their supporters must remain calm and maintain peace across the nation,….lets move on, rebuild the nation together as we all know from the past when we wasted 37 years trying to unseat Mugabe,…here we are, his spawn Emmerson Mnangagwa is ruling,..either accept it or face the AK47 and you will know the army is ruthless. Welshman Ncube, Tendai Biti and Thokozani Khuphe can freely move on with their support base, a scenario I told Zimbabweans repeatedly about before,…wake up Zimbabwe!
As before, I implore all Zimbabweans to exercise restraint and look at plan B if the result is disputed, which is to look at the fact that the MDC ALLIANCE made the mistake of walking into an election without the necessary electoral reforms in place,and can only contest the result in legitimate manner through the Zanu pf court system. Violence will not change the decision or help a people’s choice into statehouse,..an early grave maybe,…wake up this is the military! It is incumbent upon all political leaders to issue calls for peace and calm amongst supporters, and in an ideal world, the majority of opposition leaders should have come together and issued a public statement to the media for the public to remain calm whatever the result is.
They should issue, the same calls across social media sides such as twitter, facebook whatsapp, linked in and other and mainstream media, appear across television, speak on radio and the newspapers should be publishing an emergency second publication for the day, all calling for calm. We Zimbabweans can maintain peace without having third parties like international forces stepping in, and we have seen for the last 20 years that the international world including SADC, AU and others, and African leaders and their nations, stood aside and did nothing, so we should not expect that, whatever develops tonight will calm down, hence don’t start it.
Think carefully who you are dealing with, these are the same military who fought the liberation war with Mugabe and Mnangagwa as leaders, same military behind gukurahundi-20000 killed, same military behind murambatsvina, Chiadzwa, murderous white farm invasions opposition and zanu pf eliminations, 2008 election violence, forced removal of Mugabe along with numerous other unresolved issues, so, do not expect them to be issuing sweets and chocolates tonight,…probably one person one bullet! More news to follow. By Sibusiso Ngwenya
Please share with all your friends and family worldwide and encourage them to share it as far and wide as possible across social and mainstream media,..get the message out to the people. Social media groups, administrators and websites must all uinite under the umbrella of peace. Zimbabwe have suffered enough, millions are spread across the diaspora, and the lost generation want to go back home to live a peaceful life.
We all need to play our part and effect citizen arrests on anyone perpetrating violence, take photos and give them to authorities, this is for all our children, black, coloured, white, any race, religion, gender, political orientation and other ..we need peace and to move on and catch up with the global village as we are twenty years behind the most basic of development, health, housing, education, transport, water, electricity, employment and a whole host of other Service Delivery!
Peace is the only way we can move the nation forward. Instability means more suffering, and the creation of dangerous terrorist groupings, high crime, drug taking, social decadence and a total destruction of a once peace loving nation, once the jewel and Bread basket of Africa. Mugabe is gone, lets bury the past and all work together to rebuild the motherland Zimbabwe,..PEACE!
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