Minister, Police Chief & Prosecutor General Ordered To Pay MDC Activist RTGS $13k Compensation

A High Court Judge has ordered three top government officials to pay MDC activist Zwelibanze Dube a sum of RTGS$13 000 in compensation for unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution back in 2016.

Justice Nyaradzo Munangati-Manongwa ruled that Home Affairs Minister Cain Matema, Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga and Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi should pay the sum by July 31 or risk being jailed.

Dube initially sued the office holders in 2016 namely the then Home Affairs Minister, Ignatius Chombo, Commissioner General of Police, Augustine Chihuri and Prosecutor General, Advocate Ray Goba.

He demanded US$72 000 but the judge ruled that the money be paid in Zimbabwe dollars.

According to court papers seen by New Zimbabwe.com:

The litigation came about when Dube was arrested on June 3, 2011, over the death of Police Inspector Petros Mutedza and, despite his alibi defence being confirmed by other police officers, he was still taken into custody and prosecuted. He was however acquitted at the close of the State’s case.

More: New Zimbabwe.com

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