MDC MP CHARGED
MDC Alliance MP for Budiriro, Costa Machingauta has been charged with public violence following protests that rocked Harare.
Machingauta, who is represented by Tarisai Mutangi of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights was summoned to report at Law and Order Section at Harare Central Police Station, where he was charged with public violence as defined section 36 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.
ZRP officers alleged that Machingauta engaged in acts of violence in Harare’s Central Business District on Wednesday 01 August 2018 together with some MDC Alliance supporters during a demonstration held on Wednesday 01 August 2018 in the capital city to protest against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s management of the harmonised elections held on Monday 30 July 2018, which reportedly resulted in the destruction of property and left six people dead after they were shot by some members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.
Machingauta becomes the 32nd person to be charged with committing public violence during the elections protest.
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