Human rights activist Linda Masarira has sued top government officials demanding $150 000 for unlawful detention over an outstanding warrant of arrest. Masarira is suing Vice- President and Minister of Justice Emmerson Mnangagwa, Minister of Home Affairs Ignatius Chombo, ZRP Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri and Prisons boss Paradzai Zimondi.
Through her lawyers, Masarira alleges that she was illegally arrested and detained for obstructing the free movement of people and vehicles last year. She was later denied bail by a Mbare magistrate who ruled that she had an outstanding warrant of arrest in Mutare issued in 2015. She was later detained at Chikurubi while the defendents were deciding on sending her to Mutare. She was later freed by the High Court.