The Persecution Of Martha O’donavan & Why It Should Matter To You | #FreeMartha

Murungu Mutema Today is Wednesday 8th November. I am just back from the High Court where Martha O’Donovan’s bail hearing has been postponed because the state has not handed in required papers – a standard delaying tactic. This means that Martha (A US citizen) will spend at least one more night in the maximum security […]

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The Persecution Of Martha O’donavan & Why It Should Matter To You | #FreeMartha

Murungu Mutema Today is Wednesday 8th November. I am just back from the High Court where Martha O’Donovan’s bail hearing has been postponed because the state has not handed in required papers – a standard delaying tactic. This means that Martha (A US citizen) will spend at least one more night in the maximum security […]

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O’Donovan bail hearing postponed to Thursday

By Daniel Chigundu Bail hearing for US national Martha O’Donovan which had been scheduled for today (Wednesday) at High Court has been postponed to tomorrow (Thursday 9 November). O’Donovan, who was arrested on Friday on allegations of trying to subvert a constitutionally elected government and also for insulting President Robert Mugabe using a social media platform (Tweeter), had made an urgent bail application on Monday. …

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Five reasons why Grace Mugabe cannot lead

By Daniel Chigundu Until recently, First Lady Grace Mugabe (52) has denied allegations that she harbours intentions to become Vice President or even succeeding her 93-year-old husband. Even at the time of removing the then Vice President Joice Mujuru, Grace Mugabe is on record telling Zanu PF supporters that she does not intend to become second in command. However, as things began to unfold via …

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Ousted Lacoste: ZYAP pledges support to Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe Youth Action Platform (ZYAP) which is a coalition of seven youth organisations that were expelled from Zanu PF has called on the remaining alleged Lacoste members to resign as their fate has already been decided. Lacoste is believed to be succession faction in Zanu PF that is allegedly led by recently ousted Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa. Addressing the media, ZYAP chairman …

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O’Donovan bail hearing set for Wednesday

By Daniel Chigundu US national Martha O’Donovan is set to appear at High Court of Zimbabwe on Wednesday (08 November) at 9am for a bail hearing. O’Donovan lawyers Obey Shava and Rose Hanzi from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights made an urgent bail application today. The American is being accused of trying to subvert a constitutional government as defined in Section 22 (2) (a) (i) …

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Chikurubi Prison: why we must feel for female prisoners

By Daniel Chigundu Chikurubi Female Maximum Prison is one of the worst places that you would not even wish your enemies to be detained at for whatever reasons. The prison is well known for not having running water, coupled with defunct squat toilets and dilapidated showers. Access to water and toilets is critical especially for women’s health whether free or incarcerated owing to their biological …

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BREAKING!!!! Court dismiss O’Donovan application

By Daniel Chigundu Harare Magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta has dismissed an application by US citizen Martha O’Donovan to declare her case as being improperly before the court. O’Donovan is facing two charges, undermining the President and trying to remove a constitutionally elected government through a retweet. Magistrate Sabarauta said contrary to what defense was saying, proper arresting procedures were followed by the arresting officer and that …

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State vs Martha O’Donovan court updates

By Daniel Chigundu US national Martha O’Donovan who was arrested yesterday at 5am on charges of undermine the President and trying to remove a constitutionally elected government, has appeared before the Harare Magistrate court to answer toyour the charges. From the court proceedings so far, we had heard that the police have been investigating the case since September this year and applied for a search …

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CSOs condemn pre-filled affidavits

By Watmore Makokoba Civic society organisations (CSOs) have castigated political parties that are issuing pre-filled affidavits, adding that it is an unlawful development meant to interfere with the on-going biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise. People intending to register under the new system are required to provide proof of residence which has proved to be difficult for many people who are resorting to using VR9 Form …

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