ED releases jailed MDC-T activist

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has granted amnesty to Yvonne Musarurwa, one of the three MDC-T activists serving a 20-year jail term for killing Harare police Inspector Petros Mutedza in 2011.

BY STAFF REPORTER

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday confirmed that Musarurwa was set to be released from Chikurubi Female Prison under a presidential amnesty yesterday.

“Yes, it’s true one of our jailed cadres, Yvonne, has been released, but we are lobbying government to release the other two because as far as we are concerned they are political prisoners,” he said.

However, party sources said all the three jailed activists were released yesterday, but NewsDay Weekender was not able to independently verify the claims.

Musarurwa together with Tungamirai Madzokere and Last Maengahama were convicted and sentenced to 20 years each by Justice Chinembiri Bhunu in 2016 for fatally stoning Mutedza at Glen View shopping centre during an MDC-T rally in May 2011.

The latest development came shortly after MDC-T vice-president Elias Mudzuri indicated that they were piling pressure on the government to consider an amnesty for the three party members.

The group initially consisted of over 30 MDC-T activists arrested over the same matter, although the majority were later released for lack of incriminating evidence.

The MDC-T, however, insists that the activists did not commit the murder and that their arrest and jailing was politically motivated.

Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi recently disclosed that Mnangagwa had agreed to grant a presidential amnesty to serving prisoners to ease pressure on the country’s congested prisons.

15 Comments

  1. well done ed

  2. ED THANK YOU! That is where change begins from. The next stop should be ZBC, then Herald, then ZEC.

  3. Mlungisi Ngwenya

    Release Munyaradzi Kereke.He was framed by Gono.

    1. and put gono in

  4. well done ED definately you get my vote its not a secret

  5. Release all political prisoners.mugabe was paranoid in his power retention

  6. There’s definitely a good side to ED, but unfortunately the greatest damage done to our nation by Mugabe is corruption & economic ruin & if ED cant solve those then all his good side intentions will be overshadowed & in vain

  7. Comment…There appears valid case for necessary replacement of so called traditional constitutionalism with rule of reason, if less erroneous. Our nation is in dire need of order that ED is making sterling effort in creating. One would have hoped the 2 major political parties initially work together and join hands in creating Greatest Zimbabwe dream, destroyed by previous myopic Headman

  8. Yaeh Wicknell is talking shit yet $7million tax payers’ money had been blown,ED jail this day light thief.

  9. MAVHUNDUSE KENIAS

    thank you ED

  10. Some low hanging fruit for the picking! My question though is who then killed this cop? Will there be no justice at all in this case?

  11. @man, your question is relevant and i also add “if the Police officer was stoned to death, were the jailed 3 activists the only ones who performed this gruesome murder?”

  12. super job and splendid publication.keep it up

  13. super job

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