13 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Tuesday, 13 November 2012 - Issue 468

press release

Over 20 pastors from various church denominations in Harare, today, held a prayer meeting for the 31 MDC activists who are in court facing false charges of murdering a police officer in Glen View, Harare last year.

The pastors also prayed for the speedy recovery of Luke Tamborinyoka, the former MDC Information and Publicity Director. Luke is recuperating in hospital after he was involved in a car accident while on his way to his rural home in Domboshava. Luke is President Morgan Tsvangirai's spokesperson.

The prayers were held at the party head offices, Harvest House. Present were hundreds of party members, relatives and friends of the 31 activists and Luke. Soon after the prayers two MDC members, the Youth Assembly chairperson, Solomon Madzore and Lovemore Taruvinga Magaya were granted bail at the High Court.

The two were granted US$500 bail each by Justice Chinembiri Bhunu.

Meanwhile, Godfrey Chimombe, the MDC Mashonaland Central provincial chairperson was today convicted and charged US$300 after Bindura magistrate ruled that he was guilty of claiming that Zanu PF's Joice Mujuru was responsible for the murder of her husband General Solomon Mujuru.

Chairman Chimombe also had a suspended sentence of six months for the same false charge. General Mujuru died in August last year in unclear circumstances when his house caught fire in Beatrice.

Over a year after, his real murderers have not been arrested and it is strange that the State and the judiciary would want to convict someone who had nothing to do with the death of General Mujuru.

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