THREE expelled Zanu PF youth leaders were hauled before Harare provincial magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe yesterday charged with inciting public violence.
Godfery Tsenengamu (Mashonaland Central), Godwin Gomwe (Harare) and Vengai Musengi (Mashonaland West) were granted $500 bail each and remanded to April 7.
They were represented by Harare lawyers Tafadzwa Madzingira and Zivanai Macharaga.
State allegations are that on February 16, two days prior to the aborted war veterans’ meeting at City Sports Centre in the capital, the trio sent WhatsApp messages to Zanu PF youths urging them to join the Save Zanu PF Campaign.
Soon after the war veterans’ meeting was crushed by police, the three were allegedly heard shouting “Let’s start a war” while at the same time tearing and burning T-shirts written Munhu wese kuna Amai (Let’s all rally behind mother), an act described by the State as inciting anger against First Lady Grace Mugabe and her sympathisers.
Sebastian Mutizirwa prosecuted.