The trial of three female MDC Alliance activists, Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova and Cecelia Chimbiri is set to continue today at Rotten Row in Harare.
The trio is charged with violating lockdown restrictions after they participated in a hunger protest in Warren Park in May. MDC Alliance posted on Twitter demanding justice for the trio saying:
Today, the trial of #MDCTrio Joanna Mamombe, Cecillia Chimbiri, & Netsai Marova continues at Rotten Row where they’re charged with participating in a protest against hunger. The perpetrators of their abduction & sexual assault are yet to be brought to book.
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The activists claim that they were abducted from police custody on the night they were arrested and were subjected to inhumane treatment all the night only to be dumped in Bindura in the morning.
Although the identity of the alleged kidnappers is not yet known, the opposition party suspects that the trio was abducted by state security saying no other person could have taken them from police custody.
Government authorities, however, say the alleged abduction was staged to dirt the image of the government.