By Staff Reporter
ZANU PF party member Goodman Musariri who is facing three counts of insulting or undermining President Emerson Mnangagwa’s authority pleaded not guilty when his trial commenced today.
He is accused of calling for President Mnangagwa to step down and let Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga take over.
His lawyers, from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Paidaishe Saurombe and Tinomuda Shoko applied for an exception to the charges arguing that the charges must be dropped.
They argued that the charge and State outline did not disclose what undermining or insulting is as alleged by the State.
Musariri is said to have circulating messages on three WhatsApp groups endorsing VP Chiwenga to take over leadership of the ZANU PF party as President Mnangagwa lacked 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.