EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe Timo Olkkonen has said the selective application of the law in the matter of Joana Mamombe and Cecelia Chepiri’s arrest yesterday continues to raise questions.
Olkkonen was using Twitter when he said:
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Continued questions about selective application of law and proportionality as Hon Mamombe @JoanaMamombe& @ceechimbiri2 will once again have to spend time in prison at least until #IWD2021 I hope they stay safe @euinzim
Mamombe and Chimbiri were arrested at Harare Central Police as they were reporting at the police station as part of their bail conditions when they were detained for allegedly addressing a press conference during a national lockdown. The magistrate reserved ruling in their bail application today and said it will be handed down on Monday.
Meanwhile, armed men reportedly broke into Thabitha Khumalo’s house in Bulawayo and assaulted her before seizing her electronic gadgets. She was hospitalized after the assault according to CITE.org.
Source: Timo Olkkonen