Tajamuka leaders to stand trial next month for speaking against bond notes

Three Tajamuka leaders accused of addressing a public gathering against the introduction of bond notes last year will stand trial on February 17.

Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, 35, is being jointly charged with activists Mehluli Dube, 35, and Kudakwashe Manjonjo, 23, on allegations of participating in a gathering with intent to promote public violence or criminal nuisance. The trio appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights’ Obey Shava.

The court heard that the trio took turns to address a gathering of about 25 people urging them to shun the introduction of bond notes and alleged corruption by senior government officials. It is alleged that Mkwananzi and his team encouraged the gathered public to participate in violent demonstrations in which they allegedly vowed to attack police officers who stood in their way.

More: Daily News

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