A 28-year-old NGO Director in Masvingo was arrested and denied bail after he stood before Magistrate Mbonisi Ndlovu, for telling commuters who were in a queue waiting for ZUPCO that they were in the queue because of President Mnangagwa and his sons who are hiking fuel prices, The Zimbabwean reports.
Ephraim Mutombeni a Director of Masvingo Centre for Research Advocacy and Community Development (MACRD) was arrested on 28 June and appeared before the court on 30 June where the magistrate denied him bail on the basis that he is a flight risk.
It is the state’s case that:
During an address to some commuters, who were queuing and waiting to board a bus, for presiding over Zimbabwe’s agonising economic crisis and demanding that the ZANU PF party leader resigns.
Mutombeni is alleged to have uttered the words: “Murikuona kumira kwamakaita pa queue imhosva ya President E.D Mnangagwa arikukwidza maprices e fuel achiba mari nevana vake. E.D must go,” which if loosely translated means; “You are suffering as a result of President Mnangagwa’s poor leadership and corruption committed by himself and his children and his failure to stem fuel price hikes and he should
Mutombeni is being charged with undermining the authority of the president and he is being represented by ZLHR’s Martin Mureri.
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