Zanu PF youths acquitted

KWEKWE — Provincial magistrate Letwin Rwodzi has acquitted two Zanu PF youths who were being charged with disorderly behaviour and threatening to attack MDC-T secretary-general Tendai Biti during a campaign rally in Mbizo two months ago.


In her ruling, Rwodzi said the State had failed to prove that the Zanu PF activists, Blessing Chikwira and Libson Jaure, had indeed disrupted the MDC-T rally.

The State had alleged that the two were intercepted after they charged at Biti, who was addressing an MDC-T campaign rally at Mbizo 4 business centre, wielding a home-made knife on March 14 this year.

The magistrate said the only evidence proffered by the State was that Jaure and Chikwira were wearing Zanu PF regalia at an MDC-T rally, but then that did not constitute an offence at law.

The pair’s lawyer Valentine Mutatu told the court that his clients were mobbed by MDC-T youths while passing by the shopping centre and never at any time did they disrupt the rally.

7 Responses to Zanu PF youths acquitted

  1. Baba nhanha May 16, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Munyika mune nzara, mapolitical parties pliz politics dzenyu dzakutambudza vanhu muchiguta mega , mbavha dzevanhu , we need new leadership itaiwo zvinodiwa nevanhu

  2. Brian Chikwati May 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Its not supprising, more to come .

  3. Asylum May 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    The magistrate got it wrong here. Previously, one of the youths was said 2 b in possession of a knife. Where is the knife now?

  4. Patrick makoni May 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    2 got acquitted on the ground of benefit of doubt or political heavyweights distorting course of justice ?

  5. Zimbabwean. May 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Zanu pf youths will never be arrested as long as zanu pf is ruling. Mutemo wekwedu wakanyangara wakarerekera divi rimwe. Mhosva imwe chete inosiyaniswa zvichifamba nekuti wabuda mumba maani.

  6. cash baron May 16, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    the differance between Mdc and Zanu pf is that those who work for the Mdc do so voluntarily, but those from zanu are forced to work for and they are always reminded about (death) being killed by the Cio everyday if they fail to obey orders, so lets we not blame these young boys lets just vote them out every vote count please lets go and register to vote …..

  7. Asylum May 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    @P Makoni, yu are right there. @Zimbabwean, mutemo hauna kurerekera divi rimwe bt it’s balanced. However justice is administered wt fear & favor, contrary 2 what the administrators of justice say wen being sworn in.

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