Gustaff Kativhu who was arrested after allegedly storming a Zanu-PF extraordinary congress in Harare last year carrying placards denouncing President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a “murderer” and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as “a diamond thief”, yesterday said he never went to the Zanu-PF congress venue.
In an application, challenging his arrest and placement on remand, Kativhu told magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa that he had confiscated the placards from a roadside artist for disposal. He said he was arrested along Robert Mugabe Road towards Showgrounds while intending to take a lift to Dzivaresekwa. When asked to name the friend he claimed to have been killed by Mnangagwa, Kativhu said the message on the placard was referring to the unnamed roadside artist’s colleague killed during the Gukurahundi era.
Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa remanded the matter to February 19 for ruling on Kativhu’s application for refusal of further remand.
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