The wife of jailed July 31 protest organizer and opposition Transform Zimbabwe president Jacob Ngarivhume has finally spoken out about her husband’s lengthy incarceration.
Nyasha Ngarivhume emotionally told the media that the road to her husband’s freedom has been rocky.
Speaking after the bail hearing of her husband at the High Court in Harare, Nyashadzashe Ngarivhume revealed that her life has become difficult since her husband’s arrest and subsequent detention.
“It has not been easy, the road has been rocky and the burden has been heavy. Knowing that your husband is in prison. I believe in his innocence because he hasn’t done anything wrong but he is now in chains for the hope of Zimbabwe. So we keep that faith.”
“The children are missing their dad. One day I remember they were telling me ‘mama go and tell dad that we miss him’ and they are so proud of him. That was their message to their father. I believe that come next week justice will be served.
“Ngarivhume was arrested last month and charged for allegedly inciting violence in connection with 31st July protests against corruption,” she said.
She, however, maintained that she is hopeful that her husband is going to be released next week Monday, at the handing down of a bail ruling by the High Court after spending more than a month in the country’s largest and notorious jail, the Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.
Ngarivhume was arrested last month along with investigative journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono.
Apparently, Friday’s bail application was the duo’s fourth attempt for freedom, twice at the magistrate’s court and once at the High Court which all ended in vain.