The defence counsel has already indicated to the presiding magistrate Tendai Mahwe that his client is going to contest both the conviction and sentence to the High court. Lawyer Aleck Muchadehama pointed out that the matter that his client is being convicted of is a unique one where one is arrested for performing good citizenry of taking a lost ballot paper to the relevant authority.
The Assembly of the youth was at the Rotten row magistrate courts in full swing displaying their dismay and supporting their leader who was in Chikurubi maximum prison on remand for 97 days.
We are expecting his release from Chikurubi tonight.
Today’s court was attended by National Standing Committee members who include Vice President Hon Thokozani Khupe, National Organising Secretary Hon Nelson Chamisa and the Assembly President Hon Solomon “Mandela” Madzore who was flanged by Assembly Deputy Organising Secretary Happymore Chidziva and Spokesperson Clifford Hlatywayo.
The Assembly wishes to reiterate the fact that both the arrest and detention were political which were meant to frustrate MDC members.
MDC is a solid party with strong roots and foundation in the people of Zimbabwe. It will remain focused and guided by its founding principles and core values of social democracy.
We remain a people’s project.
For and on behalf of the young people of Zimbabwe
MDC Youth Assembly Information Department
Together to end,building a youth with a difference.