A Mutare man, Tinashe Dembo has been arrested for accusing President Emerson Mnangagwa of being a fool and failure in running the country.
Dembo who is rejecting the charges was denied bail when he appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe on Friday. He shall appear again in court on June 28.
The bail was denied after the state opposed the application on grounds that the accused who had other pending cases was likely to flee. The state further argued that Dembo was also likely to interfere with evidence.
The state alleges that on June 12, 2019, the Dembo was at Villa Sports Bar, where he allegedly made an abusive statement concerning Mnangagwa. He is alleged to have said:
President Emmerson Mnangagwa ibenzi ratadza kugadzirisa economy yeZimbabwe, ikozvino zvinhu zvese zvakudhura, nyangwe doro chairo
(President Emmerson Mnangagwa is a fool who has failed to manage the Zimbabwean economy to an extent that everything is now expense including beer).
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