Alexander Samuel Chidzedzere (28) of Kariba appeared in court on Wednesday facing charges of undermining the authority or insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The ZRP alleges that Chidzedzere insulted President Mnangagwa on 16 August 2018 at Nyamhunga Business Centre in Kariba, where he allegedly uttered an indecent and obscene statement concerning the Zanu-PF party leader and alleged that the ruling ZANU PF party had won the 30 July harmonised elections through rigging. According to the ZRP, the statement allegedly uttered by Chidzedzere would engender feelings of hostility towards or cause hatred, contempt or ridicule of the ZANU PF party leader.
However, Chidzedzere’s trial failed to take off because the police did not serve witnesses with the summons to attend court proceedings. The trial was postponed to next Wednesday. Chidzedzere is being represented by Unite Saizi of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR).