Human rights activist, Jestina Mukoko, has refused the state’s offer of $30 000. The money is compensation for Mukoko’s torture and kidnapping in 2008. Mukoko filed a $220 000 lawsuit against 4 cabinet ministers. The State felt that $220 000, was too much and made a counter offer of $30 000. The state does not usually make such offers.
However, Mukoko’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa turned down the offer saying:
We have rejected this amount on the basis that the case they are relying on merely involved an unlawful arrest and detention and did not involve criminal abduction, torture over a three week period by State actors in what was an arranged and coordinated state abuse of power.