Former leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) Jabulani Sibanda is now a free man after being on remand for more than two years. Sibanda was facing charges of insulting the president after he allegedly said “power is not sexually transmitted” while referring to First Lady Grace Mugabe in October 2014.
However, Sibanda had successfully applied to have his case referred to the Constitutional Court arguing that the law he was arrested under went against the constitution as it violated his right to freedom of expression.
Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa said the time taken by the state shows that it was not ready to proceed and said that the state will have to continue by way of summons if it wanted to proceed.
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Jabulani Sibanda is a former member of the Zanu-PF party and former leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association. Widely viewed in Zimbabwe as controversial, Sibanda has been suspended and expelled from the Zanu-PF party on different occasions, the latest being in November... Read More About Jabulani Sibanda
The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) was formed in 1990, led by former ex-combatants to advance the cause of the former freedom fighters who had participated in the Second Chimurenga which brought forth the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980. The main thrust of... Read More About Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association