Crime & Courts

Breaking News: MDC Alliance Mako Sentenced To 14 Months In Prison

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By Shorai Murwira

MDC Alliance activist Makomborero Haruzivishe has been jailed for an effective 14 months by Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga.

This follows his conviction of incitement of violence and resisting arrest.

Magistrate Taruvinga sentenced Haruzivishe to 24 months on the first count and suspended 10 on conditions.

On the second count she sent Haruzivishe to 12 months imprisonment but suspended 6 on conditions.

The sentence will run concurrently, and then he is to serve 14 months effective.

Meanwhile, MDCA spikesperson Fadzai Mahere said that they will push for an appeal at a higher court to secure his release.

Haruzivishe has many other cases including kidnapping to which the state is alleging that he locked impala car hire premises while the employers were inside.

His lawyer, Kosamu Ncube, had mitigated that his client is 28 years old, self employed and it is his face time to be convicted and the court took that into consideration when handing down its sentence

Makomborero Haruzivishe is a Zimbabwean young human rights defender being persecuted for asking police to stop brutalising informal traders.Lets all tell ED And his regime to stop this injustice,” said Bvondo on social media.

Robert Tapfumaneyi

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