The 21 people who were arrested in connection to an anti-Zimbabwe Electoral Commission protest on Wednesday were remanded in custody to Monday 6 August 2018. They are being charged with committing public violence as defined in section 36 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act.The 21 were represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Lawyers (ZHLR) Gift Mtisi and Denford Halimani when they appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday. They were all remanded to tomorrow for their bail hearing. The demo they were arrested in connection to, was in protest at the delayed announcement of the first post-Robert Mugabe election. The MDC Alliance said the ruling Zanu PF party was attempting to rig the vote to allow President Emmerson Mnangagwa to win.Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers raided MDC Alliance offices in Harare and arrested the 21 after obtaining a search warrant authorising them to search for grenades, stones, unlicensed firearms, ammunition, computers, computer accessories and some subversive material. They also had search warrants for MDC Alliance leaders Nelson Chamisa, Tendai Biti, Happymore Chidziva, Denford Ngadziore, Stewart Mukoyi, pro-democracy campaigner Makomborero Haruzivishe and National Patriotic Front members Shadreck Mashayamombe and Jim Kunaka.
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Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is a not for profit human rights organization whose core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe as well as encourage the growth and strengthening of human rights at all levels of Zimbabwean society through... Read More About Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
Shadreck Mashayamombe is a Zimbabwean politician from who is a former member of the ZANU-PF. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Harare South Constituency .He was expelled from the party in November 2017 following a military initiative code named Operation Restore... Read More About Shadreck Mashayamombe
Jim Kunaka is a politician and National Patriotic Front member. He's a former ZANU PF youth leader mostly known for having led a violent youth group called Chipangano, which meted out violence on opposition party members in Harare. In 2018, when he appeared before the... Read More About Jim Kunaka