A COURT in Harare on Tuesday removed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Godfrey Karembera, popularly known as Madzibaba VeShanduko from remand when he appeared before magistrate Ethel Chichera.
Karembera’s lawyers Tawanda Bvudzijena and Doug Coltart had earlier protested that the State was delaying the trial. He had been on remand since March last year.
“He has been on remand since last year. What the State is doing is not fair and it not just,” Coltart submitted to the court.
The State alleges that Karembera tried to deface the popular Mbuya Nehanda statue mounted along Samora Machel Avenue in central Harare.
Allegations were that on March 17 last year at the intersection of Julius Nyerere Way and Samora Machel Avenue where the statue is mounted, Karembera chanted slogans which attracted a crowd to the annoyance of other people who alerted the police.
He allegedly insulted the police officers at the scene saying they were “useless”, leading to his arrest.
Tinotenda Masimba represented the State.
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