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.