Granny Arrested For Saying Rhodesia’s Ian Smith Was Better

An elderly woman from Gweru was reportedly taken away by police officers after comparing current president Emmerson Mnangagwa to the former Rhodesian prime minister Ian Smith, The Zimbabwe Mail reports.

The old lady initially complained loudly of the continued price hikes of bus fare to local Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) inspectors.

She then grumbled about the rising cost of living especially since she is aged and receives no assistance from the government.

Two police officers who were on patrol thought she was being harassed by touts due to her loud voice only to find her praising Ian Smith.

She was then removed by the police officers and made to climb into the back of a police vehicle.

Passengers and onlookers began insulting the local law enforcers for disrespecting an elderly citizen by the way they handled her.

The old lady was later cautioned by police and released without a charge.

More: Zimbabwe Mail

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2 comments on “Granny Arrested For Saying Rhodesia’s Ian Smith Was Better

  1. Whatever happened to free speech. The woman is entitled to her opinion. Analysts have stated more than once that the standard of living for the average Zimbabwean (not among the privileged classes) was better in pre-independence days than now or in 21st Century.

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