A Zimbabwean security guard was arrested recently for complaining about the high transport fares charged by the sole public transporter, the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO).
Nhamo Five, a Chitungwiza resident, blamed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government for the high transport cost which amounts ZWL$12.00 from Chitungwiza to Harare.
According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), the 27-year-old security guard appears in court on Friday for insulting the President. The ZLHR said in a statement:
In Zimbabwe, ordinary citizens continue to be targeted for freely expressing themselves and in Chitungwiza Nhamo Five, a security guard is appearing in court after he was arrested for insulting President Mnangagwa after he allegedly complained about high bus fare charges.
Prosecutors allege that the 27-year-old Five, who is represented by Paidamoyo Saurombe of the ZLHR Lawyers complained that the bus fare amounting to RTGS$12 charged from Chitungwiza to Harare is expensive and faulted President Mnangagwa for presiding over mismanagement of the economy.