Police Ordered To Release 50 000 Opposition Party Campaign T-shirts

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Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Nokuthula Moyo ordered Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga to immediately release 50 000 campaign T-shirts which were seized from FreeZim Congress by police at Beitbridge Border Post on allegations that they had been smuggled from South Africa.

Justice Moyo said FreeZim Congress established that there was no solid fact upon which a suspicion that the t-shirts had been smuggled. The judge ruled that the seizure of the T-shirts was unjustified and unlawful. Through its lawyers Majoko and Majoko Legal Practitioners, FreeZim Congress filed an urgent chamber applicattion at the Bulawayo High Court seeking an order directing police to release their T-shirts, which were seized on April 30. FreeZim Congress cited Matanga and the officer-in-charge of ZRP Law and Order Section in Beitbridge, Detective Inspector Moses Boora, as respondents.

FreeZim Congress’ monitoring and evaluation officer, Jonathan Jere, said the truck which was carrying their T-shirts was intercepted by police along the Beitbridge-Bulawayo road. Police ordered the truck to be driven back to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) warehouse where it was impounded pending investigations.

More: Chronicle

Godwin MatangaZimbabwe Revenue AuthorityNokuthula Moyo

Godwin Tandabantu Matanga is a senior Zimbabwean law enforcement officer. Matanga is the current Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Republic Police. He was named acting Commissioner-General after long-serving ZRP Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri retired in December 2017. On 12 February 2017, the Public Service Commission announced Matanga's... Read More About Godwin Matanga

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority is a government department which is responsible for the collection of state revenue in form of excise duty, customs duty, road tolls, corporate and civil taxes. In addition, it also facilitates trade, offers fiscal advise to the government as well as... Read More About Zimbabwe Revenue Authority

Nokuthula Moyo is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. She was appointed by President Robert Mugabe in 2013. Justice Nokuthula Moyo was sworn in on the 14th of July 2014, by President Robert Mugabe himself. Before her appointment as... Read More About Nokuthula Moyo

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