Thursday, 2 May 2013

Partisan Police Detain Leader Madzore

Youth Assembly President Ldr Solomon Madzore is being detained at Bindura Police Station for allegedly insulting Mugabe at a rally at Mushumbe in Mbire on Saturday.
 Ldr Madzore was today charged with contravening section 33 of the code which criminalises everything said about the president which might cause ridicule, contempt and hostility against him.
He is alleged to have said "Mugabe idhongi rinokamhina rinotadzisa Save kurunner GNU." simply translated it means Mugabe is a limping donkey that makes Tsvangirai fail to run in the GNU.
The police are saying he went on to say that ZANU PF is a party of witches, murderers, prostitutes and thieves.
Charles Kwaramba the defense counsel said that the investigating officer detective Constable Ncube is willing to submit Madzore to the courts tomorrow but the pressure coming from above precisely the Officer commanding Law and Order section Superintended Muchada seems to subdue the investigating officer’s discretion.  
Therefore the chances of him appearing in court on Saturday become faint which technically points out to Monday as the initial remand hearing day the lawyer said.
Meanwhile two MDC activists Robert Nkiwane and Jefrey Shabani have been arrested on the same charges. The two are detained at Bhora police where they will be transferred to Murehwa police station.
The police have failed to conduct themselves in a professional manner as a government institution. They are arresting members of the MDC at ZANUPF’s instruction and Madzore has been one of the main victims of the behavior.
He was arrested and stayed for 7 months in custody for participating in Democratic Resistance Campaign together with his brother Paul, Luke Tamborinyoka, Ian Makone and several other individuals. The state later dropped the charges.
He was later arrested in a case popularly referred to as Glenview 29 in which he stands co-accused of killing a cop one Inspector Mutedza who was murdered at a pub in Glenview. Solomon Madzore stayed in prison for more than 400 days and is currently out on bail.

The state has failed to prove a case on the 29 and specifically for Solomon Madzore the
Presiding Jury Justice Chinembiri Bhunu said ‘Since his Alibi was checked and confirmed by police, I wonder why he was kept in custody beyond initial remand, when there is nothing triable on his part”.
The Youth Assembly condemns the persecution of its leadership and members of the MDC. The police should be professional and impartial in carrying out their duties.
Together to the end,building a youth with a difference.

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