Komichi Facing Trumped Up charges – MDC

MDC co-deputy president Morgen Komichi was on Friday set to appear before the Harare magistrates court for judgement.

Komichi is facing charges of violating section 186 of the Electoral Act by going to the podium and disrupting the announcement of the Presidential election result. Section 186 of the Electoral Act criminalises interrupting, obstructing or disturbing proceedings related to the announcement of election results.

A statement issued by MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume reads as follows:

MDC Deputy President Sen Morgan Komichi will today at 1500hrs appear at Harare Magistrate Courts for a judgment on trumped up charges.

Sen Komichi is being persecuted for declaring that ZEC results were fake despite the fact that the results he questioned were officially altered 3 times by ZEC against the law which requires that such an act be done by a competent court of law.

The MDC calls for its supporters to stand in solidarity with Sen Komichi, in fact, what is at stake is the ability to challenge electoral fraud whenever it happens.

It is democracy on trial and a judgment against free and fair elections.

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Jacob Mafume
MDC National Spokesperson

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