Harare, Thursday 17 May 2012. The police started its crackdown on the 29 incarcerated MDC members in May last year, which means they are now a year behind bars. We reiterate that both their arrest and detention is political. This is the grim manifestation of the agency of darkness. There is clear evidence of ZANU PF’s nasty hand.
This is a shameful travesty of justice. People who have murdered an innocent Shamva man have already been awarded bail. We cannot let this continue. Those at the helm must resign; Zimbabwe has competent legal professionals who can discharge their mandates constitutionally and rebuild the system. We are demanding their unconditional immediate release.
The incarceration of the innocent comrades has for long slowly eroded the patience of youths, leaders, and the broader Zimbabwean society. Democracy and justice advocates have been agitated enough by this high quality of injustice and devilish characters. We have lost hope in the system of Zimbabwean justice. It has been seriously corrupted by ZANU PF. They have showed their highest levels of incompetence and unprofessionalism.
Justice Chinembiri Bhunu, this month denied leave to appeal for bail at the Supreme Court claiming that their appeals had no merit. The lawyers were for the past weeks pushing for a trial date and on that date they will make a fresh application for bail. The trial date has been set for the 4th of June 2012.
habit to make other Zimbabweans suffer for something they didn’t commit. The people who massacred more than 20 000 civilians during Gukurahundi, robbed innocent residents during Murambatsvina, committed gruesome activities during fast track land invasion, murdered civilians in the run up to June 2008 madness, those who killed and burnt General Mujuru are walking scot free, no arrests. Is this the Zimbabwe Cde Tongo, Nkomo, Ziyapapa Moyo, Ndabaningi, Chitepo, Nikita Mangena, Dr Mudzingwa, Nehanda nyakasikana among others fought for? This was the exact character of the Ian Smith led regime now being replicated in an independent Zimbabwe 32 years down the line. Why? This colonial tendency
Justice Bhunu is the one who was also at the helm of Senator Roy Bennett’s trial in 2009. It has become a
must not be left unchallenged. ZANU PF is looting our country’s resources day in day out. Go to Chiadzwa, Zimplats, Shurugwi, it’s a shame.
Let me end by quoting Habakkuk 1 vs. 2-4
“How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, Violence! But you do not save? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralysed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.’
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Cry Zimbabwe, Cry our beloved country, Cry!!!
The people`s struggle for real change continues
Clifford Hlatywayo (National Youth Spokesperson)
Together to end,building a youth with a difference.