UPDATED: Police Officer Arrested For Saying That Mnangagwa Should Step Down For Chamisa

A Zimbabwe Republic Police officer based in Lupane was arrested on allegations of insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Taison Hove (29) was arrested at Lupane Business centre on January 3 after he said Mnangagwa had failed and should step down in favour of Chamisa.

Hove is alleged to have said:

We are suffering because of ED Mnangagwa and we are paid money equivalent to US$100.

Hove’s lawyer, Bruce Masamvu, in his court submission, said:

I submit that in terms of section 85, as read with section 173(4) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe of 2013, I am entitled to seek a referral of this matter to the ConCourt.

Hove argued that State’s case against him did not disclose an offence justifiable in a democratic society. He described the charges as frivolous and vexatious.

Below is the charge sheet filed at Lupane Police Station for the police officer, Taison Hove;


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The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police


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