MDC-A Spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere Charged.
MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has been charged with contravening Section 31 of the Criminal Code. (Publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to the state).
She is accused of publishing or communicating a statement intending or realising risk or possibility of inciting or promoting public order or public violence or endangering public safety, with alternative charge, sec 31(a)(iii) – undermining public confidence in law enforcement agency.
The party’s deputy chairperson and journalist-cum-activist Hopewell Chin’ono are before the courts on similar charges.
Earlier, the MDC-A issued a statement condemning the weaponisation of the law against the opposition.
“National Spokesperson Advocate Mahere has been arrested on flimsy allegations of communicating false statements prejudicial to the State. We condemn the weaponisation of the law against MDC Alliance leaders and pro-democracy activists,” the MDC Alliance said.
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