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;