Fadzayi Mahere Granted $5 000 Bail
MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has been granted bail.
Mahere and six other people were granted bail when they appeared before Harare Magistrate Nduna on Saturday.
Mahere, Simon Drury, Tinashe Murapatsa, Nyasha Musendu, Josee Lots, Jessica Drury, and Tinotenda Muswe were arrested in Mount Pleasant and detained at ZRP Law and Order. They were charged with contravening section 37(1)(b) of the Criminal Law (Codification & Reform) Act by participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence, breach of peace or bigotry.
They were represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) lawyer Chris Mhike.
Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrests of Mahere and her fellow activists last night.
He said Mahere was arrested together with activists who include, Jessca Drury, Simon Drury, Tinashe Murapata, Nyasha Musandi, Jaser Lotter, Tinotendwa Muswe.
“Mahere and her accomplices were arrested at Groombridge Shopping Centre in Mount Pleasant after they were found wielding placards aimed at inciting an illegal demonstration and public violence. All the accused persons are being held with the Law and Order section where they are assisting police’s with investigations,” said Asst Comm Nyathi.
The police and members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces were on high alert yesterday in their bid to thwart an intended demonstration that had been announced by opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume who has since been arrested together with journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.
In related news, internationally acclaimed author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga together with Judy Barnes appeared before a Harare Magistrate on Saturday. They were represented by ZLHR lawyers Charles Kwaramba and Paidamoyo Saurombe.
Savanna News has not established if the duo was granted bail or not. An update will be made once news filters in.
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