The trial of a ZANU PF member, Goodman Tamuona Musariri on charges of undermining or insulting the authority of President Emmerson Mnangagwa was expected to commence at the Bindura Magistrates Court this Monday.
According to his lawyers, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Musariri was arrested in 2020 in connection with his posts on social media.
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He is accused of circulating messages on three WhatsApp groups endorsing Vice President Constantino Chiwenga to take over leadership of the ZANU PF party as President Mnangagwa lacks authority and drive to lead the ruling party and Zimbabwe.
Musariri allegedly posted messages on three WhatsApp groups namely “People’s General Xi-wenga” “Zanu PF Mash Central Build Up” and “Legacy of our struggle” of which he is the administrator.
He is being represented by lawyers Tinomuda Shoko and Mutape Paidamoyo Saurombe of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.