Moses Sigauke, a nurse, on Monday appeared before a Mbare magistrate on routine remand on charges of incitement, his lawyers from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have said.
Sigauke was arrested for allegedly recording a video in July while in detention at Mbare Police Station and posted it on social media calling on other nurses to join in demonstrating.
According to ZLHR, Sigauke was ordered to pay ZWL$500 in bail money for allegedly committing the offence. ZLHR said in a statement:
At Mbare Magistrates Court Moses Sigauke a nurse, appeared before Magistrate Zihove for routine remand on charges of incitement after he allegedly recorded a video in July while in detention at Mbare Police Station and posted it on Facebook encouraging nurses to join in demonstrating
Prosecutors alleged that Sigauke posted a message on Facebook which reads; “Ngatingouya tizadze camp tese tiite demo yedu tiri mu camp. Handiti ndimo munonzi muri illegal,” which when loosely translated means; “Let’s all gather at the police station and stage our demonstration.”
By posting such a message, prosecutors charged that Sigauke had incited nurses to gather at Mbare Police Station and demonstrate and cause violence. For allegedly committing this offence, Sigauke was ordered to pay RTGS$500 in bail money.