MDC-T MP convicted

CHIMANIMANI West MP Lynette Karenyi was yesterday sentenced to four months in prison for holding an unsanctioned meeting last year.

Obey Manayiti

Karenyi, who is also the MDC-T organizing secretary in the women’s league, was, however, spared jail after she was given the option to pay a $200 fine for contravening section 25 (5) of the Public Order and Security Act chapter 11.17.

She was also slapped with a three-month jail term, which was suspended on condition she does not commit a similar offence in the next five years.

In passing sentence, magistrate Sekesai Chiundura said Karenyi, as a policymaker, should be exemplary and avoid being caught on the wrong side of the law.
Her co-accused, the party’s district chairman Freddy Dziwande, was acquitted at the close of the State case.

Charges against Karenyi were that on November 24 last year at Zimunda village under Chief Muusha in Chimanimani, she unlawfully and intentionally held an unsanctioned political meeting.

The State submitted that on the day in question and at about 12.30pm, Karenyi held a political meeting which was attended by about 50 people. Following atip-off, Nyanyadzi police moved in to stop the meeting and arrested her.

Karenyi has another pending case at the Supreme Court where she is alleged to have undermined the Office of the President at a campaign rally in her constituency in 2011 by allegedly calling him gay.


  1. No problem Mama Karenyi they might persecute ,intimidate or whatever evil imaginable but change is an idea whose time has come.I pray for u and all those who face brutality of a tired dictator including the revered youth leader Solomon ‘Mandela’ Madzore.

  2. mdc t legal advisers are not so smart. they do not advise their clients well that is why even today when they are in government they still behave as high school kids.

    look at how tsvangira has been inconsistent about elections. the laws are very clear but he seems to be out of touch with them. its embarrassing to say the least

    1. @ Black Crow, tibvire apa. Consistence yeyi? The only thing that remain constant in Zim politics is change. Things are always changing? Zpf has been saying “elections this year without fail”, did we have them; is that consistence? You fail to notice that this is a desperate regime. How many political meetings has the terrorist Jabulani Sibanda held in Zaka et al? Karenyi is a sitting MP and is expected to meet pple in her constituency. ZRP choses to criminalise this and selectively allows zpf thugs to hold meetings at will. The compromised magistrate is a willing tool of the regime in its project to stop the MDC MP from meeting pple in her constituency.


  3. cde chimanimani

    Maone cde

  4. I agree with Moyo.

  5. Phunyukabemphethe

    You join Gukurahundi ZANU PF and MDCT at your own peril. You are hated WITH A PASSION, come what may – nothing will change: CHECK THIS?????

    Ngomo Zidumbu;


    Mandeevere mahure;

    Amutongi nyika yedhu;


    You are lazy, border jumpers to eGoli after o levels;

    Mandeveere awandisa;



    Amuna kudzidza;




  6. I think the magistrate and the police acted unfairly becoz how can arrest the mp for the area for addressing pple in her area there so many political meetings by zpf senior officials unsanctioned by i have never heard this this magistrate shld be investigated also thats a partisan zrp

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